A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie brings Monster Energy to Vancouver (PHOTOS)

Apr 9 2019, 7:01 am

FEATURED EVENTS IN YOUR CITY

Most people hate Mondays, but you would have thought it was Friday night from the crowd at The Commodore last night. Hundreds of hip hop fans came out for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour featuring rising star, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019

Photo by: Jarett Lopez

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019

Photo by: Jarett Lopez

A Boogie, whose real name is Artist Julius Dubose (yes… Artist) is not like other rappers one would normally associate with the Bronx sound. Boogie has stood apart from his peers mixing emotional ballads with hood stories, trap bangers with experimental electronic beats.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019Photo by: Jarett Lopez

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019

Photo by: Jarett Lopez

His distinctive high singing voice and one white glove is a testament to one of his biggest influences, Michael Jackson. Boogie even has a song called Billie Jean and samples Jackson’s You Rock My World in his gold single Look Back At It.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019Photo by: Jarett Lopez

After a lively set from his tour DJ O.Minaya, Boogie played several hits from his 2018 album Hoodie SZN, including Swervin, Beasty and Startender. After a brief intermission following a bottle being thrown on stage, A Boogie came back with a couple of songs off his first mixtape, Artist as well as Beastmode from his debut album The Bigger Artist.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019

Photo by: Jarett Lopez

Boogie then asked the venue to turn down the lights and had the crowd turn on their phone lights as they paid tribute to fallen rapper Nipsey Hustle with 20 seconds of silence. The pause was brief as he immediately jumped into his 2016 Worldstar Hip Hop hit Jungle.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019Photo by: Jarett Lopez

DJ O.Minaya then joined him at center stage, claiming that all night, his side of the crowd was the loudest. Boogie — at the other side of the stage — disagreed, and they quickly had both sides competing to be the loudest leading into his Juice Wrld collaboration Demons and Angels.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019

Photo by: Jarett Lopez

Sadly, before A Boogie was able to perform his breakthrough hit Drowning, the venue told him it was time to close at 11 pm. Boogie apologized to the fans and performed the song acapella before inviting them to join him at the afterparty at Fortune Nightclub.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Vancouver April 8th 2019

Photo by: Jarett Lopez

But don’t fret A Boogie fans, you’ll get the chance to see him perform the song this summer, as he’s confirmed for FVDED in the Park 2019.

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