IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25, 2019 WESTSIDE BOOGIE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM EVERYTHINGS FOR SALE

Everythings for Sale [sic] is the debut studio album by American rapper Boogie. It was released on January 25, 2019, by Shady Records, Interscope Records. The album includes guest appearances from 6lack, Christian Scott, Eminem, JID, and Snoh Aalegra, with production mainly coming from Keyel, Jeff Gitelman, and Dart, among others.

The album’s first single, “Self Destruction”, was released on May 25, 2018. The promotional single “Deja Vu” was released for digital download on August 29, 2018, one day before his 29th birthday. The song was produced by Keyel and Sean Matsukawa. The album’s second single, “Silent Ride”, was released on January 9, 2019.

On January 23, Boogie released a short-film for the album, produced by Riley Keough, Gina Gammell, and Malcolm Washington. The idea came when Boogie was discussing what each song would look visually.

Upon its release, the album has received widespread critical acclaim. Aaron McKrell of HipHopDX gave the album 4.2 out of 5, claiming it was “worth fans’ patience” and an effective introduction to “a troubled young man with a brilliant mind whose musings are starkly engaging”. Trey Alston from Pitchfork said “The Compton rapper’s debut is smart, technically dazzling, and thoroughly sullen”. In a one-listen review, Yoh Phillips from DJBooth said “Boogie reminds me of a film director who is able to turn every actor before their lens into a character that the audience feel as if they know personally”. The album was positively received by Complex Media’s morning debate show “Everyday Struggle”. The album’s maturity and features were particularly well-liked. XXL Magazine lauded Boogie’s no holds barred brand of self awareness, noting “He doesn’t have it all figured out. He gets sad and angry and knows he needs to improve”. The publication gave the album an “XL” on a “S” to “XXL” scale.

The album debuted at number 28 on the US Billboard 200 and number 18 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 18,397 album-equivalent units in its first week.

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