He is signed to his own label, Highbridge the Label, and Atlantic Records. He is best known for his singles " Numbers " which peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot , " Look Back at It " which peaked at number 27, and " Drowning " which peaked at number Artist in I was the one in the back of the classroom, quiet. On his unconventional stage name, Dubose told Newsweek , "I used to watch Paid in Full every day when I was like 12, 13, and then I started rapping and everybody would call me A Boogie [a character from the film].
And then the hoodie came along because I was wearing hoodies all the time. The only other rap name [I would have considered] is Artist, and that's my real name Artist J. After a while, everybody will know me as Artist. Growing up, Dubose frequently got into legal trouble, mainly for selling cannabis and narcotics. 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 flat that he lived in. Following his graduation from high school, Dubose continued to focus on his music while working jobs in different sectors including construction and pizza delivery. Dubose's official discography began with the single "Temporary", which he released on SoundCloud. He was just nineteen at the time of its release.
The song lacked good rhythm and flow which is usually required for a good hip-hop number. Myster Whyte, who he met in Florida and the producer of the song hired a trainer and asked A Boogie to work with his trainer until he gets his techniques right, he showed him the inside of his first professional studio.
He said "I used to record songs like, play the beat from one phone and have another phone recording me and just rap, moving from that to a studio was like, 'Damn, I never knew I could sound like this'. It was just magic". The training sessions with Myster helped progress his sound, similar to the way that spending time in a gym will make you stronger. In , Dubose moved back to New York in an attempt to start making hip-hop his full-time career. Dubose was featured on fellow New York rapper 6ix9ine 's single, " Keke " on January 14, The song peaked at 43 on the Billboard Hot Dubose also appeared on the song "Waka" on 6ix9ine's album Dummy Boy released in November It reached number one on January 14, On September 13, , Dubose released the first single from his album Artist 2.
On November 15, , Dubose released the second single from his album Artist 2. Uzi is also featured on the track "Luv is Art" from the album. He also toured and performed at concerts throughout , not only appearing in the US, but coming to the UK too. On January 31, , Dubose released the third single from his album Artist 2.
It debuted and peaked at 69 on the Billboard Hot Dubose's third studio album and sequel to his debut mixtape Artist was released on February 14, Artist 2. Dubose has a daughter and son with girlfriend Ella Rodriguez.
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