Fresh off the release of his debut album The Bigger Artist, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie is one of the most exciting up-and-coming New York rappers right now, and he connected with Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in NYC for the latest episode of Sneaker Shopping to talk about growing up in the Bronx, his love for Jordans, and more.
During the episode, A Boogie explains how growing up in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx gave him an early love of Air Force 1s and Air Jordans. He says that the “Aqua” Air Jordan VIII is one of his first sneakers, and that he’s currently obsessed with the Air Jordan 1. In the interview, A Boogie says that he met Michael Jordan at the Jordan Brand Classic this year, and that meeting MJ was bigger to him than meeting Jay Z. He goes on to say that Drake hasn’t sent him a pair of the “OVO” Air Jordan XIIs yet, either, even though he co-signed him as the hottest rapper in New York right now. He also talks about why the Off-White x Nike VaporMax is the best sneaker of the year, performing in Louboutins, and why you won’t see him in a pair of Vans. In the end, A Boogie spends over almost $2,600 on a mix of Air Jordans.