We're excited to present the most slept on project of 2014: Thirst 48, by up and coming independent LA rapper Boogie. Sitting at just over 40,000 views on his debut, Boogie might be one of the most promising hip-hop artists in years. This is a bold statement; however, Thirst 48 is an incredibly mature introduction to a talented man of the streets like Boogie.
While Thirst 48 has some street tracks, like “Westside”, “Highskoo Interlude”, and “Still Be Homies”, the album serves as more than an introduction to Boogie as an artist. It's a conceptually-driven album and a very strong body of work. Down to the artwork, featuring a selfie being taken during an intimate moment, Boogie crafted a real message with Thirst 48.
The main theme he touches on is society's obsession with social media validation. While everyone around Boogie is taking Snapchats and trying to slide into DMs, he's searching for something notably deeper.
Boogie's thirst is for human interaction and affection, which is what we should all be searching for. However,
because of social media and the street mentality in his culture, Boogie's thirst is the one looked down upon.
He realizes his differences, "As hard as I try to be, being hard is where I lost more." And he apologizes several times for his relationship goals, "There's too much simping on my tape." That's where Boogie is wrong, though, because he's not simping about a girl, he's worried about the world around him.
"Let Me Rap", the single from Thirst 48, absolutely screams "Your Summer-Jam". Everything from the laid-back late-90s rap-inspired instrumental to the super laid-back lyrical flow Boogie constructs over the track encapsulates everything nostalgic you can remember about "that awesome song that defined your summer" that year. Very easy-listening, very cool and very clever. We love this track from Boogie.
Need we say more? No, simply plug in your headphones, log off of social media, listen and enjoy!