Hoodie SZN (SZN pronounced "season") is the second studio album by American rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie. It was released on December 21, 2018.[3] Features included Juice WRLD, 6ix9ine, Nav, Offset, Tyga, and Queen Naija, among others.[4] The track "Odee" had originally been made available online on March 23, 2018. The track "Pull Up" was previously included on the EP International Artist. The album was preceded by single "Look Back at It", which was released on December 7.

Hoodie SZN
Hoodie SZN A Boogie.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 21, 2018 (2018-12-21)
Recorded2017–2018
GenreTrap
Length61:34
Label
Producer
  • Artist "A Boogie" Dubose (exec.)
  • Quincy "QP" Acheampong (also exec.)
  • Sambon "Bubba" Camara (also exec.)
  • C.P Dubb
  • Chaz Mazzota
  • Ghost
  • Chris Rose
  • Figurez
  • Go Grizzly
  • Hitmaka
  • Iloveryno
  • J. Holt
  • Jaegen
  • Jahaan Sweet
  • Kenny Beats
  • KillaGraham
  • London on da Track
  • Myster Whyte
  • Niaggi
  • Pluss
  • Rex Kudo
  • Richie Souf
  • Robert Blake, Jr.
  • SkipOnDaBeat
  • Wolf Boy Media
  • Slade da Monsta
  • T-Minus
  • The Atomix
  • Young Troy
  • Prettyboy P
A Boogie wit da Hoodie chronology
International Artist
(2018)
Hoodie SZN
(2018)
Artist 2.0[1][2]
(2020)
Singles from Hoodie SZN
  1. "Look Back at It"
    Released: December 7, 2018

BackgroundEdit

On December 3, 2018, A Boogie released the album's artwork to his Instagram page. The artwork was described by XXL Mag as "rhymer, cloaked in darkness, in the soaking rain wearing a Highbridge the Label hoodie with the actual Bronx High Bridge in the background". In December 2018, A Boogie said that the album's recording process took over a year to complete.[5][6]

On social media, A Boogie posted that "My Sophomore Album #HoodieSzn drops 12/21/18... It took me over a year to complete and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. This is for my Day 1’s. Thank You for riding with me."[7][8]

SinglesEdit

Four songs from Hoodie SZN charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, 'Demons and Angels' featuring Juice WRLD peaked at number 90, 'Startender' featuring Offset and Tyga peaked at number 59, 6ix9ine's assisted track, "Swervin", peaked at number 38 and "Look Back At It" (the albums lead single) peaked at number 27, becoming the highest-charting song from the album and A Boogie's highest charting song overall at that point.[9]

Critical receptionEdit

Hoodie SZN was released to a generally positive reception from music critics.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX3.7/5
Pitchfork6.8/10
Rolling Stone     

Commercial performanceEdit

Hoodie SZN debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 90,000 album-equivalent units (including 6,000 pure album sales) in its first week of release.[10] In its second week, the album remained at number two on the chart, earning an additional 58,000 album-equivalent units.[11] In its third week, the album ascended to number one on the chart, earning 58,000 album-equivalent units with 823 copies in traditional album sales. This became A Boogie wit da Hoodie's first US number-one album.[12] In its fourth week, the album remained at number one for a second week, moving 56,000 album-equivalent units with 749 in traditional album sales, making it the lowest-selling number-one album since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to track unit sales, bringing its four-week total to 262,000 album-equivalent units.[13] On June 26, 2019, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over a million units in the United States.[14]

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[15]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Voices in My Head"
2:22
2."Beasty"
2:32
3."I Did It"
  • Dubose
  • Peter Vilorio
Prettyboy P3:35
4."Swervin" (featuring 6ix9ine)
London on da Track3:08
5."Startender" (featuring Offset and Tyga)T-Minus3:12
6."Demons and Angels" (featuring Juice Wrld)
Richie Souf3:34
7."Love Drugs and Sex"
  • Dubose
  • WolfBoy
WolfBoy2:37
8."Skeezers"
  • Dubose
  • Carlos Young
  • Ta'Von Washington
The Atomix3:18
9."Savage"
  • Dubose
  • Young
  • T. Washington
The Atomix2:49
10."Come Closer" (featuring Queen Naija)
2:36
11."Look Back at It"J. Sweet2:59
12."Just Like Me" (featuring Young Thug)
Pluss3:40
13."Bosses & Workers" (featuring Don Q and Trap Manny)
  • Chris Rose
  • Ghost
3:27
14."Need a Best Friend" (featuring Lil Quee and Quando Rondo)
Kenny Beats3:24
15."The Reaper"
  • Dubose
  • Young
  • T. Washington
The Atomix2:56
16."Uptown / Bustdown" (featuring Lil Durk and PnB Rock)
Niaggi2:57
17."Billie Jean"
  • Dubose
  • Joseph Nguyen
  • Kevin Price
  • Figurez
  • Go Grizzly
2:18
18."4 Min Convo (Favorite Song)"
4:17
19."Odee"
  • Dubose
  • John Hyszko
  • Jake Aujla
  • Jaegen
  • Young Troy
2:40
20."Pull Up" (featuring Nav)
  • Jaegen
  • Rex Kudo
3:13
Total length:1:35

Notes

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[15]

  • AJ Ruined My Record – recording (tracks 1–18), mixing (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6–9, 11, 13, 15-18, 20)
  • Christian QC Quinonez – recording (tracks 5)
  • Sauce Miyagi – recording (tracks 5)
  • Jacob Richards – mixing (tracks 5, 10, 11)
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing (tracks 5, 10, 11)
  • Mike Seaberg – mixing (tracks 5, 10, 11)
  • Mono Beats - mastering (tracks 11)
  • Rashawn McLean – mixing (tracks 5, 10, 11)
  • Juan Mowezz Montero – mixing (tracks 19, 20)
  • Alex Tumay – mixing (tracks 2, 14)
  • Chris Athens – mastering (all tracks)
  • Jahaan Sweet – engineering (tracks 11)
  • Hitmaka – additional arrangement (tracks 5)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[36] Gold 40,000 
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[37] Gold 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[39] Platinum 1,000,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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