2017 has been a productive year for the Hip-hop industry. With releases from artists such as Jay Z, Kodak Black, and Jhene Aiko; A boogie wit da Hoodie dropped his album last Friday in hopes of the same kind of fan feedback. Being that A boogie is new to the game, he did not let that discourage him. He went from being a local artist in the Tri-State area to having his songs on the radio worldwide. Though he has been dropping hits and fan favorites, this is his first album in which he has had big time collaborations. This is rather shocking, being that A boogie claims “features is just doin too much. People tend to get in their feelings and a song needs cleared in a certain amount of time.” On his new album “The Bigger Artist”, A boogie features artists such as Robin Thicke, 21 Savage, Trey Songz, and Chris Brown. He also didn’t count out his right hand man, Don Q, on a few songs either.
While many have made comments on how A boogie seems to make the same “sad love songs” this album shows a different take on things. In an interview prior to his release he made sure to let the fans know this project would be different, and in my opinion he definitely kept his word. Here are a few tracks from the album that may catch your attention.
- Say A
When you grab a catchy beat like this one, and throw a few hype lyrics on top you can’t really go wrong. This song shows major growth on A Boogie’s end, not only because it is different lyrically but because of the pace and the flow on this song. He sounds steady and barely pauses for a breath as he gets his point across in each line. This song definitely brought out more of that old New York rap flow.
2. Beast Mode
This song definitely has a different feel to it. When you put PnB Rock, NBA Youngboy, and A boogie all on one track its hard to know what you’ll expect. I like this track because though the beat and chorus is rather smooth, the lyrics imply something much more savage. Instead of talking about wanting a female like he usually would, he implies he’s doing it another way this time. I also enjoy the fact that he does some story-telling as well. 3 different types of artists flowed creatively on this beat.
3. Get To You
Now I know that I had earlier stated, “no more sad songs” but this one was definitely necessary. On the track, A Boogie brought out his softer side as he harmonized on a beat by Metro Boomin’. He talked about how he was having a hard time moving on and facing reality with his old girl. This was my all time favorite because the beat is outstanding and this is the same kind of A Boogie I had originally became a fan for.
Make sure to go check out A Boogie wit Da Hoodie’s new album “The Bigger Artist” in stores worldwide, as well as on Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-bigger-artist/id1278404610
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