Compton rapper Boogie was raised in Long Beach on gospel music and gangbanging, which later informed a sound that positioned him between Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper. After bubbling in the underground for much of the late 2010s, he signed with Shady Records and issued his debut full-length, Everything's for Sale, in 2019.
Born Anthony Dixson, Boogie issued his debut mixtape, Thirst 48, in 2014. A year later he released The Reach and the viral hit single "Oh My," produced by Jahlil Beats. As his audience continued to grow, he put out his third mixtape, Thirst 48 Part II, in 2016. By the end of the following year, he had a co-sign from Eminem and joined the veteran rapper's Shady Records. His first output for the label, "Violence" with Masego, arrived that December. Further singles peppered 2018 until the eventual release of his debut LP, Everything's for Sale, in January 2019. The album featured appearances by JID ("Soho"), tourmate 6lack ("Skydive II"), and Eminem ("Rainy Days"). ~ Neil Z. Yeung