A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Makes Stop at ODU - Photo Album
Artist Dubose, also known by his stage name A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, stopped by campus Feb. 20 for a meet-and-greet with fans before his concert at The NorVa that same evening. The hip-hop and R&B artist is currently on tour promoting his latest release, “TBA,” which dropped in October 2016.
Originally from the Bronx, A Boogie grew up being influenced by Jay-Z and Nas, inspiring him to create his own music beginning at the age of 12.
“Growing up, all I really noticed around me was music, and even if it had nothing to do with music, I would find something and turn it into music.” Dubose said. “So, I made my whole life about music really, and my parents are big music fans too.”
Hit single “My S—t,” off his first studio album, “Artist,” quickly gained popularity when released in early 2016 and received over 26 million views on YouTube.
“What makes me different [from other artists] is that I take my time with most of the things I do,” Dubose explained. “Like, a lot of rappers go in the studio and make a lot of songs not knowing that all those songs are just scraps, but I go in the studio and make one song for the whole day, and it’s gonna be the best song you ever heard in your life.”
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie has several upcoming projects and collaborations with his partner, Don Q, as well as Zaytoven, Metro Boomin and DJ Mustard. He is also currently touring with Lil Wayne through June of this year.
“I love doing what I do…every day is a rush for me,” Dubose said about life on the road. “This year is gonna be a big year.”
Follow A Boogie Wit da Hoodie on Instagram, @artisthbtl, to keep up with his latest projects.
Photos from A Boogie’s Feb. 20 performance at The NorVa. All photos by Shamon Jones.