Review: The Bigger Artist: Long anticipated A Boogie debut album worth the wait
By Seth Payan
After releasing his EP TBA, A Boogie wit da Hoodie knew his debut album that would follow had to be his best collection of work when the time came for it. After a long wait, he delivered a well-mixed album that hit hard, designed with a style only he can provide.
The Bigger Artist features a well-blended mix of darker toned cuts along with lighter toned songs based around piano keys.
The intro, “No Promises,” included parts of A Boogie’s XXL Freshman Cypher. This sets the high-energy tone of the record and his flow. Most of the tracks are based around A Boogie’s successes and problems with his love life.
Bad Girl, and F****** & Kissing didn’t sit well with me, and I think it is because the tempos were sluggish. A Boogie also sang and didn’t little to no rapping in the tracks. I don’t feel like they fit the tone of the album and seemed like filler tracks.
Some of the featured guests on this album mix well with the tracks, and the best guests included 21 Savage, Don Q on two tracks, PnB Rock, Youngboy NBA and Kodak Black.
The other guests that didn’t shine well were Trey Songz, Chris Brown and Robin Thicke. Maybe their styles would mix better if they were featured on more natural A Boogie songs.
Overall, the album met my expectations and then some, and was well worth the wait. I already can’t wait for his follow-up project whenever it is announced.
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