Julius Dubose, known professionally as A Boogie wit da Hoodie, or simply A Boogie, will be headlining Lawnparties this spring.
Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Chair Heavyn Jennings ’20 made the selection, which was announced via email at 1:58 p.m. on April 12.
A Boogie released his first mixtape, “Artist,” in 2016. In 2017, he released the platinum singles “Jungle” and “Timeless,” both of which sold over 1 million copies and have music videos with over 50 million Youtube views.
Later that year, A Boogie released his first studio album, “The Bigger Artist,” which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200 and resulted in Billboard naming A Boogie the “top emerging act in the U.S.” A Boogie’s most popular song on the album, “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black, went triple platinum, meaning that over 3 million copies were sold.
A Boogie has also been featured on songs by rapper 6ix9ine, including his single “KEKE,” the music video for which has over 120 million views on Youtube.
In December 2018, A Boogie released his newest album, “Hoodie SZN,” which spent three weeks at the top spot on Billboard’s Top 200 and featured various well-known rappers including 6ix9ine, Tyga, Offset, and Young Thug. Four songs from the album, “Look Back At It,” “Swervin,” “Startender,” and “Demons and Angels” all spent time on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jennings said that “Look Back At It” is her personal favorite A Boogie song.
“It’s just a great song,” she said. “As I started listening to more of his music as I was trying to choose people, it was just like the one that stuck out to me.”
Though unaware of what the eating clubs have in store for Lawnparties, Jennings noted that USG has a few things in the works. USG is currently choosing food vendors for the event, and the application for the student opener will appear in the USG Newsletter this week. The professional opening act will likely also be announced soon.
“We’re waiting to confirm her contract, and we’ll say who she is as well,” Jennings said.
A Boogie’s performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Quadrangle Club.