The Rise of the Sad Boy Rappers

Recently, a phenomenon has emerged where the phrase and concept “mental health” has become a popular method to gain clout for both celebrities and wannabe celebrities. As society has become a slightly more accepting place for people struggling with their mental health, rappers and singers, as well as TV and film, have tried to use this heightened societal focus for clout.

Review: Artist 2.0 by A Boogie Wit da Hoodie

Famous Bronx rapper A Boogie released a surprise album on Valentines Day this year, signaling it to be a potential heartbreak album. In “Artist 2.0,” he did exactly that. The album features a plethora of features with names like Khalid, DaBaby, Young Thug, Gunna, and more. However, the best songs that appear are the ones with almost no features at all. These are the ones where the fantastic beat and rhythm of each individual song blend perfectly with a more somber tone that A Boogie presents. The songs “Thug Love,” “Me and My Guitar,” and “Streets Don’t Love You” are arguably some of the best we’ve heard from the Bronx artist in a long time.