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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Teases 50 Cent & Future Collabs

Los Angeles, CA – 2017 was a breakout year for A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. His first album, The Bigger Artist, debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, and his hit singles Say A and the Kodak Black-assisted Drowning are still get radio play like they were brand new. But even after his successful rookie campaign, the 22-year-old Bronx MC continues to work like its Day 1.

Before taking the stage at the Budweiser Live event during NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, A Boogie gave HipHopDX an exclusive taste his plans to keep his momentum strong.

Everybody should know you should keep business strictly business,” he told DX. “You hear the phrase, Dont mix business with family? Thats real out here. Some people you can work with but when youre trying to mix with this family, everything together just turns into a big misunderstanding. I feel like I gotta say no to people almost every day. Certain times people send features. I dont say no directly sometimes, but Im still saying no to people if I feel like the feature isnt worthy or it didnt balance out.

If theres one takeaway from A Boogie’s lessons on the business side Hip Hop, its the value strategically picking features. He has already worked with everyone from Kodak Black to Chris Brown, using his collaborations to display his own versatility.

I like to do anything Im capable doing with my voice,” he explained. “So if I could do a pop song, why not? If I can do a savage song and go crazy on that for the streets, why not? If I can do a song thats R&B, why not? So anything I can reach, rock star, anywhere Im going there and in 2018, youre gonna see every type genre that I reach.”

A Boogie then teased some high-power collabs hes working on that came out a chance run-in with a fellow New York heavyweight.

Me and 50 Cent] were just talking yesterday for like half an hour before I was in the Global Spin Awards, and we were chopping it up about how the younger artists gotta really respect what the older artists did, not just music-wise but the platform that they created], A Boogie said.

“Theres billionaires that came out the rap system, so that platform right there is for us to follow,” he continued. “We cant just sit here and make music and think its all good. That aint it. We] gotta do more than that, man. We got something in the works too. Me and 50 made a song. Well probably have another song coming, well probably have three by the end the week.

A Boogie also revealed who he’d like to team up with for a collaborative album.

I would look forward to making a project with Future,” he stated. “We aint talk about a project, but we talked about a few songs. We already got a song with Thugger on the Esco tape, and were working on another song right now so hopefully, we get a project together soon.

One the things many young artists fail to realize is the importance branding. A Boogie understands stardom is about more than music and as his celebrity rises, hes working on strengthening his brand outside the booth as much as possible. And his next career ambition might surprise even his biggest fans.

I was never really a people person and Im growing out that now and Im trying to get more into the acting life, A Boogie revealed. I see myself doing something for the kids or something like that, being a kid in high school. I dont want my music, if Im in a movie, I dont want the two] to relate to each other.