Highbridge, Bronx rapper and singer A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie released his debut album The Bigger Artist through Atlantic on Friday. Gaining steam on SoundCloud over the last year, Boogie finds himself collaborating with some high profile artists on his new project including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Robin Thicke, as well as a few like-minded peers such as PnB Rock, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Kodak Black. One of the more memorable matchups on the album arrives early with “Undefeated,” a collab with Atlanta’s 21 Savage. The instrumental comes from a reliable team made up of Migos and Drake beatmaker Murda Beatz and !llmind, who has credits for J. Cole, Kanye West, and many more under his belt.
A Boogie uses his catchy, melodic songwriting sense to great effect on the hook. Later, 21 arrives with a verse full of dark punchlines. I just whipped a quarter brick and now my wrist gone / I’m A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ’til the clip gone / Alley Sosa get you whacked off a flip phone / Zone 6 n—as love sending hits home / Bodies catching up to me but I’m too rich for ’em,” he raps.