There's a lot of new talent bubbling up in New York City hip-hop right now, but A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has managed to cut through all the noise and emerge as one of the city's rising stars. The 20-year-old Bronx-born rapper named Artist Dubose is ready for it, too. When we interviewed him in July he made that much clear: “This is all I’ve ever wanted,” he told us. "What I got going on right now, it can’t get any better than this."
A Boogie has opened up for Drake at Madison Square Garden, achieved regular radio play, and managed to strike a balance between classic New York character and a fresh, youthful style. We met up with the young artist in his Highbridge neighborhood in the Bronx to talk about his goals, his motivation, and how it all got started.
Watch above, and hear some of our favorite A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie songs below: