Like a famous quote from The Wire's Marlo Stanfield, "My name is my name." For Bronx's own A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (also commonly shortened to A-Boogie) that statement holds true. Earlier this year, the upstart made his grand introduction with the project Artist: The Mixtape. Spawning ubiquitous radio fixtures like "My Sh*t" and "Jungle," the tape is special for several reasons. One, it's the rapper's debut release. Second, it's titled after his real name — yes, Artist. "My name is Artist, my real name is Artist," he explained to REVOLT during a recent office meet and greet. "I always wanted that to be something that was a part of my music." With all eyes staring his way these days, thanks to the said mixtape (released via Highbridge The Label), stirring remixes with Fabolous and co-signs from Meek Mill and DJ Khaled among others, the artist better known as A Boogie continues to keep busy ringing off more bells than Sunday at 12 o clock.
Bringing that growing buzz to the REVOLT offices, see what the Bronx Bomber had to say about his craft, debut album plans, and more below.