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Eminem-signed, Compton-bred rapper Boogie has shared a new single and video titled “Silent Ride.” With the track released via Shady Records/Interscope Records, the video for “Silent Ride” is directed by Gina Gammell and Malcolm Washington for Vanishing Angle production company.
Check out “Silent Ride” by Boogie HERE.
Praised by Pitchfork as “one of the West Coast’s most promising young rappers,” Boogie has also announced a January 25th release date for his forthcoming album, Everything’s For Sale. The album marks his first full-length for Shady Records/Interscope Records.
Since making his debut for Shady Records/Interscope Records in December 2017, Boogie has released such acclaimed singles as “Self Destruction” and “Deja Vu.” Arriving last August, the latter was hailed by HotNewHipHop as a “smooth new offering” built on “lush basslines.”
Born Anthony Dixson, Boogie got his start in music after joining a church choir at the urging of his mother. He soon started writing lyrics and crafting melodies, and later enrolled in Long Beach City College to study recording. With his debut mixtape Thirst 48 arriving in June 2014, Boogie had his breakthrough with The Reach—a 2015 mixtape that spawned the Jahlil Beats-produced “Oh My,” whose viral success cemented him as one of the most refreshingly honest new voices emerging from the West Coast. Releasing Thirst 48 Pt. II in 2016, Boogie found his raw, unfiltered lyricism earning praise from artists like Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem, who signed him to Shady Records in October 2017.
Interscope Records and Jordan have collaborated on a limited-edition Air Jordan III sneaker in celebration of this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend, taking place in the label’s home city of Los Angeles. This is the first time the record label and brand have collaborated on a shoe.
In addition to the shoe, The Interscope and Air Jordan experience will launch this weekend to support NBA All-Star. The build out consists of a full consumer experience, on-site customization and live music. Interscope has built a fully functioning studio on campus where their artists will be utilizing equipment throughout the weekend. So far, recording artist and producer Pi’erre Bourne, Shady Records artist Boogie, Smino and LVRN’s Lou The Human have all visited the studio.
Images by Kai Regan.
Hailing from the Westside of Compton, Boogie grew up in the same city that produced a who’s who of rap’s greatest superstars including Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, The Game and YG. Boogie released a series of mixtapes that put the young MC on the map and captured the attention of Interscope Records which then brought interest from Eminem and Shady Records. His second mixtape, The Reach, released in 2015, led Pitchfork to call him “one of the best young rappers in the country” and the LA Times to comment that it features “the kind of vivid, full-fledged production usually reserved for a successful mainstream artist on his or her second or third major-label effort.”
“Boogie is everything I look for in an MC,”, said Eminem. “Unique voice and point of view combined with crazy wordplay. This is a great fit and I’m excited for what’s to come.”
Boogie is currently working on his Shady Records debut.