Artist Julius Dubose (born December 6, 1995), known professionally as A Boogie wit da Hoodie (or simply A Boogie), is an American rapper and singer. He is signed to Atlantic Records, as well as his own label imprint, Highbridge the Label. His stage name is derived from the character “Ace Boogie” from the 2002 film Paid in Full, and because he was wearing hoodies all the time, friends gave him the nickname “A Boogie wit da Hoodie”.
His highest-charting singles are “Numbers” (which debuted at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100), “Look Back at It” (number 27), and “Drowning” (number 38). His debut studio album, The Bigger Artist (2017), debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. He released his second studio album, Hoodie SZN (2018), which became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. His third studio album, Artist 2.0 (2020), debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. He released his fourth studio album, Me vs. Myself on December 9, 2022.
Parents and family
A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s parents are Althea Marie Freeman (mother) and Cyrus DuBose Jr (father).
Artist Julius Dubose was born on December 6, 1995, in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City. Dubose was raised in Highbridge and began rapping at age twelve after listening to Kanye West and 50 Cent. He attended Dewitt Clinton High School, where he expanded upon rapping during his freshman year, engaging in cyphers at lunchtime by performing rhymes he had already written and stored in a large notebook he carried with him. Remarking on his time in high school to XXL, he said “I was regular, everybody really noticed me. I was the one in the back of the classroom, quiet.”
Growing up, Dubose frequently got into legal trouble, mainly for selling cannabis and narcotics. After finding out what he was doing, Dubose’s parents sent him to Florida as punishment. He attended Fort Pierce Central in Fort Pierce, Florida. In Florida, Dubose was kept under house arrest. During this confinement, he began to work on his artistry, starting off by tweaking his self-composed rhymes and gradually leading one thing to another. He even built an amateur studio inside the apartment that he lived in. Following his high school graduation, Dubose continued to focus on his music while working jobs in different, sectors including construction and pizza delivery.
A Boogie has an older brother Cyrus. Now he resides in Bronx, NY and also tries to make it big as a singer. He performs under the name Iamcyrusleo.
He has two more brothers. Their names are undisclosed.
The name of Artist’s father is Cyrus DuBose Jr. Now he resides in Port Saint Lucie, FL with his wife of many years and the rapper’s mother Tia. The man is very active on social media and very often he posts pictures with his famous son A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and tells, that he is proud of him. He also spends a lot of time with his granddaughter Melody.
Her full name is Althea Marie Freeman, but the friends and family members call her Tia. She is a mother of four sons and a wife of many years of Mr. Cyrus DuBose Jr. Although her younger son Artist was quite a troubled teenager, she had never lost her optimism and helped him to become better and to follow his dream. Now she is very proud of her successful child, who is known to the whole world as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
Wife and Children
Dubose has two children with ex-girlfriend and social media influencer Ella Bands. Their daughter Melody Valentine Dubose was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017, and their son Artist Dubose, Jr. was born on June 27, 2020.
Ella Rodriguez and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie broke up in 2019, nevertheless he still posts pictures with her and she seems pregnant on them. Although the rapper doesn’t confirm any rumors about their reunion, it looks like the couple has alaredy reconciled.
Ella is a celebrity, too. She is an Instagram star and a successful entrepreneur. The woman has an online shop “Slay By Ella Lash Co”. She offers artificial lashes to her clients. Her social media nickname is Ella Bands.
She started dating the rapper A Boogie in 2015. She rose to fame as his girlfriend and used that status to develop a large fan base open social media. The hip hop star defined it as the main reason for their split – she speculated with her status of his loved one and baby mother to promote herself, according to his words. Later he apologized for such accusations through his Instagram account. In her turn, Ella told that they separated because of Artist’s infidelity.
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