Boogie Disrespects Eminem In The Most Respectful Way In His New Video
Since releasing his Shady Records debut in January, Compton, California’s Boogie has added his name to a long list of Los Angeles MCs whose presence in today’s Rap game makes the City of Angels a continuous force in today’s Hip-Hop environment. Along with Jay Rock, Nipsey Hussle, Reason, G. Perico, Buddy and others, Boogie’s brand of street-raised lyricism born in the shadows of G-Funk is earning him accolades across the country. Everything’s For Sale includes one of the more interesting lists of features on a mainstream Rap album, presenting Boogie with opportunities to go toe-to-toe with everyone from GRAMMY-nominated Atlantan singer 6lack to GRAMMY-nominated New Orleans jazz trumpeter and composer, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.
Everything’s For Sale also features Boogie’s label boss, Eminem, who signed him in 2017. On “Rainy Days,” the two address the respective struggles faced en route to where they stand today. Em opted to address recent criticism of his, opening his verse by saying “I left my legacy hurt? F*ckin’ absurd.” The song really belongs to Boogie, though. He wastes no time in stepping up to his Rap predecessors, shouting out “the GOATS” but following it up with “I ain’t sayin’ I like ’em / I’d kill all them ni**as and wear ’em as coats.” In a toast to the man who will likely prove to be a career-changing influence on the 29-year-old rapper’s legacy, Boogie spits “I come from a place where the sh*t can get shady / My chances were slim.”
The video’s theme borrows heavily from the song’s title, opening with a rainstorm. Boogie is strategically shielded by an umbrella. Eminem’s set is a dark room with a window through which heavy rainfall is illuminated by a street light (it’s probably unintentional, but it’s reminiscent of parts of Eminem’s 2002 video for “Stan”). It’s directed by James Larese, whose Triggr & Bloom company has worked closely with Em in the past. Together, the two have delivered visuals for Em’s “Fall” as well as “Lucky You” (featuring Joyner Lucas) and Royce 5’9’s “Caterpillar.”
Boogie’s Everything’s For Sale has already claimed most of the still wet-behind-years of 2019 and you won’t find signs of stopping. He’s currently in Australia, supporting Eminem on his Rapture 2019 Tour.
“Rainy Days” is presently included on Ambrosia For Heads‘ official playlist.