After releasing his debut album, The Bigger Artist on September 29th, A Boogie has been making a lot of noise in the industry. The Bigger Artist debuted at No. 4 on Billboard 200 and earned 67,000 equivalent album units in it’s first week. A Boogie recently did an interview with Maha to discuss the importance and meaning of The Bigger Artist!
To celebrate a successful debut album, A Boogie decided to drop the visuals for hit single “Drowning.” “Drowning” entered the US Billboard Hot 100 at #94 in April 2017 but since then “Drowning” has peaked at #38. On July 27, 2017, the single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and streaming equivalent units of over a million units in the United States.
The “Drowning” video is like no other video we have saw. The video kicks off with audio playing of two suspects of a crime hasn’t been found. You begin to see A Boogie’s icy chains, watch, rings, and money falling into the water, drowning. A Boogie is seen at the bottom of the water iced out playing the piano and rapping the song. Shortly after rapping, A Boogie is accompanied by two beautiful mermaids.
Viewers continue to see money flying all around A Boogie as he continues to keep his composure underwater. Don’t really believe A Boogie was underwater for this video? Check out what was going through his head while being underwater, below!
“Drowning” does have a feature from Kodak Black, however Kodak Black didn’t make an appearance in the video. Due to trouble with the law, Kodak Black wasn’t able to make the video. Therefore, the director choose to include a scene of A Boogie and a co-defendant being apart of a diamond heist/smash and grab. This portion of the video throws off the video and impact of the video, but it does provide a background story to how the video started off.
Did A Boogie impress you with “Drowning” video? Did he go to far by being underwater shooting scenes or was the video everything you expected?
Published By: Marcus Blueitt (Intern)