Bronx hopeful A Boogie wit da Hoodie is finally gearing up to release his debut album, The Bigger Artist. He revealed the album’s title, its cover artwork, and its release date of September 29 earlier tonight on social media.The artwork shows a drawing of A Boogie’s hand above a sheet of notebook paper. Strings descend from each of Boogie’s fingers onto the paper, where they dangle a group of lovelorn female stick figures.
The album announcement comes after a series of plaques for the 21-year-old with a rare penchant for melodic flows. Most recently, he nabbed his first platinum certification for “Drowning,” a club-ready single that features his fellow XXL FreshmanKodak Black.
A Boogie’s most recent project is his October EP, TBA, which stands for “The Bigger Artist.” It now seems that the EP, which includes the hit “Timeless,” was meant to be a warm-up for his debut album.
“My Shit,” released at the beginning of last year, was the track that kicked off A Boogie’s career. He would soon release his debut mixtape, Artist, which greatly boosted his stock in NYC and beyond. His rise coincided with that of Don Q, his close collaborator and fellow native of the Highbridge section of the Bronx. Both artists are members of Highbridge the Label. They would team up for a joint mixtape entitled Highbridge the Label: The Takeover, Vol. 1 in May 2016.
A Boogie dropped off “D.A.R.E.,” a collab with Young Dolph, last month, and also linked with PnB Rock for “X Factor.” The tracklist for The Bigger Artist is yet to surface, though we should get to hear a couple of new tracks between now and Sept. 29.
What are your expectations for A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s first official album? The Bigger Artist will be released via Atlantic and Highbridge the Label.