WESTSIDE BOOGIE
WESTSIDE BOOGIE

WESTSIDE BOOGIE

About WESTSIDE BOOGIE

Fusing West Coast rap techniques with nods to East Coast production styles, Compton rapper Westside Boogie gracefully balances regional loyalty and nationwide appeal.

• Born in Compton, raised in Long Beach, Boogie grew up in the church and started out rapping about the Bible. When a friend at church introduced him to gangbanging, he switched to harder-edged lyrics.
• After the 2009 birth of his son, Boogie enrolled in music-recording courses at Long Beach City College. Five years later, he delivered his debut mixtape, Thirst 48.
• In 2015, Boogie dropped his blaring Jahlil Beats–produced single “Oh My” and his career-making project The Reach. Shortly after its release, Pitchfork called Boogie “one of the best young rappers in the country.”
• Eminem gave Boogie a cosign in 2017 and signed him to his Shady Records label. Boogie’s 2019 debut album, Everythings for Sale, features Em on the track “Rainy Days.”

  • HOMETOWN
    Compton, CA
  • BORN
    August 30, 1989

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