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A Boogie wit da Hoodie - “Me vs. Myself” Album Review

Story posted January 9, 2023 in Arts & Entertainment by CheRanda Hammond.

How many times a year do you say it’s just “Me vs. Myself”? That has to be what rapper A Boogie thought when he titled his 4th studio album. 27-year-old Artist Julius Dubose from Highbridge, New York first came on the scene for the “casual” rap listener with his hit song “Drowning (feat. Kodak Black).

The album instrumentally fits with the album’s theme as the artist is battling with two versions of himself. The album seems to portray the mood of “self reflection” and it shows his growth as an artist.

A Boogie doesn’t seem to make music for a particular audience but compared to his past albums this one seems to be for the people who have spent 2022 reflecting on themselves and life.

As stated before, the album instrumentally goes along with the mood of “Self Reflection” and the lyrics follow as well. The writing for this album seems to be average compared to his other albums for long-time fans but for newer fans the writing is extremely good.

The songs work and seem to be portrayed as a fight within the music versus the two personas. The topics of the album follow toxicity and healing. “Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I need your help 'cause I fell out of touch with real life,” he raps in “Food for Thought,” the opening song on the album.

“Don’t approach me if you ain’t got no love for me” - B.R.O (Better Ride Out) the second song on the album shows how in all of his reflection Artist has taken note of who he calls “BRO” and would actually fight for him or “ride for him” if needed, “You Know its whatever if you fight I fight” - B.R.O (Better Ride Out).

Another song worth mentioning that goes with the theme of the album is the song “February,” “I get caught up lettin' my emotions faze me. This time, it's me versus myself, but I'm the same me.”

Overall the album is good but not great for constant listeners of A Boogie. He’s an artist that makes mostly albums about heartbreak.

“Me vs. Myself,” his fourth studio album is more on a positive note as he talks about love, family and the impact those things have had on them. This album seems to have come at perfect timing where 2022 is a time when society is looking at the effects of mental health mostly on public figures.

“Me vs. Myself” is in the middle of exceeding and falling short because although the album wasn’t the best it was still pretty good. In the future, features from other rappers of his same caliber would make the album exceed.

Rating: 6/10

Reviewer’s Favorite Songs: “Food For Thought,” “B.R.O (Better Ride Out)” and “Man in the Mirror”
Reviewer’s Least Favorite Songs: N/A

CheRanda Hammond is a third-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email clh5932@psu.edu.