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Westside Boogie Biography

Biography

Westside Boogie is an American rapper who hails from the Westside of Compton. His music has been described as a bridge between Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper.

Early Life & Inspiration

Anthony Dixon, popularly known as Boogie or Westside Boogie, was born and raised in the Westside of Compton. A lot of rap royalty hail from the same place. Growing up in Long Beach, Boogie or Westside Boosie was exposed to Gospel music and gangbanging. He said, “I was never no hardcore gangbanger, but out here it’s like guilty by association. So if you grew up in the neighborhood, you from that neighborhood. So if somebody ask where you from, you gotta say you from this neighborhood. So even if I don’t say I gangbang, I’m still from this neighborhood, so they gonna look at me as a gang member.”

Westside Boogie Biography, Yours Truly, Artists, February 23, 2024
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Career

Dixon started out performing as Boogie. In 2014, he released his first mixtape, “Thirst 48”. Following the tape’s success, he released “The Reach” a year later and followed up with the viral hit single “Oh My,” produced by Jahlil Beats. The growth of his audience led to more work. He followed up with his third mixtape, “Thirst 48 Part II,” which was released in 2016.

Westside Boogie Biography, Yours Truly, Artists, February 23, 2024
Shady Records

About a year later, Boogie was co-signed by rapper Eminem who welcomed him to Shady Records. Eminem said, “Boogie is everything I look for in an MC. Unique voice and point of view combined with crazy wordplay. This is a great fit, and I’m excited for what’s to come.” Later that year, he released his first single via the label.

It was titled “Violence,” a collaboration with Masego. He followed with more singles in 2018 before releasing his debut album “Everything’s For Sale” in January 2019. JID, Slack, and Eminem all contributed to the LP. Boosie released more singles in 2020 and then changed his name to Westside Boosie. His second album, “Black Heroes,” was released in 2022 with contributions from Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy, and more.

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