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A Boogie wit da Hoodie Performs for a Sold-Out TD Garden in Boston [Photos]

Hip-hop sensation A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie tore up Boston’s TD Garden in the midst of a heatwave alongside Luh Tyler and NLE Choppa.



A Boogie wit da Hoodie on Jun 20, 2024, photo by Kaitlin Prince
A Boogie wit da Hoodie on Jun 20, 2024, photo by Kaitlin Prince

On the longest day of the year in Boston, A Boogie wit da Hoodie performed for a sold-out crowd at TD Garden. Not only was June 20th the summer solstice but it was also one of the hottest days in Boston this year, a heat wave that had city temperatures reaching close to 100 degrees! But the heat did not stop fans from showing up in full force for the 28-year-old rapper and his crew.

A Boogie wit da Hoodie, commonly referred to as A Boogie, and whose real name is Artist Julius Dubose, is originally from the Bronx and got his start releasing his music on SoundCloud. His stage name comes from the 2002 film Paid in Full and is based on the character Ace Boogie.

This was the 32nd stop on A Boogie’s worldwide “Better Off Alone” tour, named after his recently released fifth studio album. However, this tour has had some controversy with A Boogie, seemingly out of the blue, cancelling many of his U.S. and European tour dates back in March. Fans were devastated, and later, A Boogie released a statement saying that this was due to him needing more time to finish up his latest album, which was released in May.

The tour has included multiple different guests and openers. For fans at TD Garden Thursday night, this included Luh Tyler and NLE Choppa. Luh Tyler, an 18-year-old rapper from Florida, performed four songs and helped pump up the crowd.

Next came NLE Choppa, the 21-year-old MC known for aggressive raps and high-energy performances. He brought the energy to the Garden and even brought out both his parents on stage while he performed “Slut Me Out!” much to the crowd’s delight.

Finally, it was time for the main attraction. A Boogie hit the stage hot, quite literally, as he had flames firing up from different points on the stage, so close that I could feel the heat from them on my face down in the pit. Interestingly enough, the first few songs that he performed were all from older albums, with “Jungle” dating back to his very first album, Artist, released in 2016. This seemed like a smart choice because his opening songs were hits that everyone in the crowd knew and was singing along to.

In fact, A Boogie performed only five songs from his latest album, Better Off Alone. He largely spent his time performing older hits and classics such as “Look Back At It” and his biggest song to date, “Drowning.” Through his time on stage, A Boogie generally looked like he was having a blast, constantly smiling, interacting with the crowd, and even taking the time to smoke a joint.

Overall the show was fun, entertaining and a good time and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. The crowd was surprisingly younger than I expected, with most people in attendance seeming to be high school or young college-aged kids. The energy, however, was electric, and A Boogie lived up to the hype!

Hi, I’m Kaitlin! I’m an editorial and commercial photographer based out of Boston, MA. I love creating and photographing all different types of subjects. Music wise I listen to pretty much anything and my favorite thing is finding a new band or musician to obsess over.