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Therapy session for A Boogie?

A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s seventh album
Fair use from Genius
Fair use from Genius

It’s been two years since A Boogie wit da Hoodie dropped his last album, “Me vs. Myself,” in 2022, and has more recently dropped “Better Off Alone.” This album was dropped in response to his recent dating troubles with women. He has had issues with dating in the past and ended up making a hit album “Artist” back in 2016. With that in mind, you would think this album could be up in the top 10 this year on the radio, or win rap album of the year. We will have to see about those things but here is my opinion on the album. 

“Better Off Alone” is an album about A Boogie’s recent dating troubles and how he has reacted to the women who have done him dirty. The album features 21 songs and is just shy of an hour of listening. It features a couple of notable features such as Young Thug, Future and Lil Durk with a couple of other underground artists who A Boogie feels like could be the next up and coming artist. The album explores a faster pace of rap with the beats coming at you constantly. While this album can be very depressing about his recent dating struggles, it also has some high points coming back at his haters. 

There are a handful of notable songs in the album “Better of alone,” one being “Feel Like Dying” — a song more on the heartbreak side of the album. He reminisces about the times he had with his girlfriend, how he regrets it all and he wishes it could’ve done better as a partner. This beat is slower compared to the rest of the album and feels like it’s taking over the song at some points. He mentions that he “wants someone worth more than the diamonds” and I think this means he wants someone that will be his rock and will always be there for him. This song is really A Boogie trying to talk about the girl he strives to have in life. I think this song is one of the best on the album because of the lyrical ability of A Boogie. 

Another song on the album is called “Tiffanys” and this piece has Future’s adlibs at the beginning of the song. This song is another heartbreak song beginning with the lyrics, “Lovin’ you is killin’ me.” This line in the song makes the listener think that A Boogie and his girlfriend are going through something and that the song is about her. Later in the song he mentions that his “home isn’t a home anymore we dont even sleep together.” He goes on to mention that he doesn’t “want to be awake anymore so I sleep even better,” then “no one to vent to. I was deep in the gutter.” This means he is very hurt by his girl and everything he gives her. He mentions how much he spoils her and how he was always and always will be there for her but she still betrayed him. 

A Boogie’s new album “Better Off Alone” has many lows in the lyrics about his recent struggles, with most of them about his girlfriend losing his trust and not being loyal to him, which is the soul reason behind this album. He wants his listeners to learn a lesson about the girls he’s been with so they don’t make the same mistake as him. He did a good job on carrying that message throughout but he also was able to put highs in his life in the album flexing his money on his exes, while also telling the listener that he runs the New York rap industry, which has some other notable names like late rapper Pop smoke, 50 cent and A$ap Rocky. He found a way to diss on the others while also telling the message that he wanted to get through. 

Overall, this album for A Boogie was more like a therapy session for him trying to get over his recent heartbreak by grinding out 21 songs dedicated to his memories and his regrets about dating this girl. He never mentions her name in the album but still gets his message out there for his listeners. This album is a great choice to help someone get over a recent heartbreak so they can feel like they can relate to A Boogie, but otherwise this isn’t something you can really have on repeat in your playlist if you’re just trying to listen to A Boogie.

“Better Off Alone:”  ★★★☆☆

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Tyler Eoff
Tyler Eoff, Echo Staffer
Hey, my name is Tyler, I am a junior at St. Louis Park and this is my second year of echo. I am hoping to take more photos this year and I like to write stories too. I like to play baseball and watch football with my friends. I like to play sports with my friends and I love spending time with my friends and my dog. I like watching F1 and I'm a huge Redbull fan.

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