Lisped Los Angeles rapper Boogie made a splash earlier this year with "Oh My," a hyped-up Jahlil Beats production that, if you listen closely enough, doubles as the prelude to his story: Before I started rapping, if you niggas heard my story bet you'd be like, oh my goodness! On "Make Me Over," he begins to tell that story in more vivid detail: about the gang violence he grew up with and around in Compton, the losses he's suffered as a result, and the way he struggles to explain it all to his kid. After sweet interlude featuring his son Darius, he raps, That's my five-year-old kid, he still got crayons in his cupboard/ How am I supposed to tell him I got shot over a color? That don't make sense, does it? It's powerful—and there is more like it on his forthcoming mixtape The Reach, which arrives next Wednesday, June 24 (which his son's birthday).
June 17, 2015