For some individuals, music follows them in every single place they go, permeating not solely the soundtrack of their lives, however the selections that they make. As a toddler, Huge Boogie, lengthy earlier than he was referred to as “Big Dude,” was all the time fast to bounce. The motion was a part of his upbringing in Talulah, La., earlier than he moved to Memphis. In his teen years, the rhymer was within the faculty marching band, fashioning himself into such a proficient drum main that he earned a full scholarship to take his abilities to varsity.
For the way entrenched he was in music, it nonetheless got here as a shock that he as an alternative leaned into rapping over turning into a big-time drum main. He did not begin rapping till 2017 (motivated by one in all his associates), however his singsong cadences, gravelly voice and vivid road raps received him signed to Yo Gotti’s CMG label only a yr later. Gotti caught wind of Boogie by way of the track “See No Evil,” which reveals a glimpse into the type of rapper Boogie would finally turn into. Gotti’s perception was so sturdy that he put Boogie on stage at Gotti’s yearly BDay Bash present in Memphis, an enormous live performance within the metropolis.
Huge Boogie started releasing mixtapes in 2017. He began off with Definition of Ache whereas his most up-to-date is that this previous January’s Definition of Huge Dude. The rising artist remained affected person as he delivered his earlier tapes. He felt rap might actually change his life, however the beginning of his daughter in late 2019 gave him newfound motivation. In early 2020, his heartfelt track, “Mental Healing,” blew up on YouTube with over 70 million views and counting. He continued on in 2021, with “Pop Out,” one in all his signature songs and crowd favorites and his look on MoHead Mike’s “PTPOM,” two songs that made him loom even bigger in his area.
After showing on CMG’s Gangsta Artwork compilation album in 2022, plus hitting the stage for Yo Gotti’s BDay Bash in Memphis, Huge Boogie is a hometown hero who’s rising in popularity by the day. His raucous dwell present—the place he dances (he refers to a selected transfer because the “Frog Legs”) and brings his power to 10—has continued to earn him new followers. At his core, Huge Boogie is a proficient artist who is aware of easy methods to rap for the women, the streets and the individuals who simply need to have enjoyable.
This week’s visitor on The Break: Dwell, Huge Boogie shares how vital God is to his profession, being himself it doesn’t matter what anybody says, his appreciation for Yo Gotti, plus extra. Take a look at the interview beneath.
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“See No Evil”
“PTPOM” Mohead Mike that includes Huge Boogie and Duke Deuce
Definition of Huge Dude
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