Boogie ‘Everything’s For Sale’ Album: 20 of the Best Lyrics
For an artist, the road to releasing a debut album can be littered with false starts and unmet expectations. Boogie can attest to this. After sparking a buzz with the mixtapes Thirst 48 in 2014 and The Reach a year later, Boogie appeared to be on his way, inking a deal with Interscope Records. However, Boogie spent the subsequent years warming the label's bench, biding his time with the release of Thirst 48, Pt. II, while awaiting an official release date for his debut album.
The Compton native's fortunes began to change in 2017, when it was announced he had been scooped up by Eminem and signed to Shady Records. Raising his stock nationally with his 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards Detroit cypher performance, and receiving cosigns from the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna, Boogie looks to live up to the hype with his long-awaited Everything's For Sale.
Running 13 tracks in length, Everything's For Sale plays to Boogie's strengths as a lyricist and storyteller. Eminem, J.I.D. and 6Lack make guest appearances, while S1, McCreight, C Ballin, Chris McCleaney, Dart, Fresh Ayr and other helm the boards, delivering an array of expansive backdrops for Boogie to work his magic. The result is a strong first showing that positions Boogie as a rapper to watch out for in the years to come.
With Boogie's major label debut having finally touched down, XXL sifts through the project to pick out 20 of the best lyrics from Everything's For Sale. No buyer's remorse here.
"Ain't you tired of not being relevant?/Ain't you tired of talking 'bout your ex and your relative/And diggin' up skeletons?/Ain't you fucking tired? Nigga, shut up/You're right, I am fucking tired of... I'm tired.../I'm tired of working at myself, I wanna be perfect already/I'm tired of the dating process, I wanna know what's certain already/I'm tired of questioning if God real, I wanna get murdered already" —Boogie
"I want fame, well, I can't take L's/I can't stay still, but I can't pay bills/It's hard to feel shit when you livin' off pain pills/Hard to put on war boots when you walkin' on eggshells/Don't let no nigga tell you that you slept on/You better take the blame that you progressed wrong and then got stepped on" —Boogie
"This for the fences I'm hoppin', so don't be shocked when all your plans are negated/Shout out Jhené, she rub my back and then she say I'm the greatest/Say perspective's 'bout the angle that you lookin' from/Investing in protection at your chest before the bullets come/How I'm 'posed to look to stunt when I don't feel my growth nearin'/What's harder, missing cosigns or being co-parents?/Treat your heart just like a treasure, let no ho near it/Address the fact you the suppression of your own spirit" —Boogie
"I love to lie, I'm extra'd out/I know I'm wrong but let me slide/If I ain't right before I rise/Tell the world I'm dead inside/The ride was long, I slept for five/She got my phone, I'm petrified/She read my text, I read her mind/Pressing time and dead my high/Connect to lies, express your mind" —Boogie
"Yeah that water under the bridge, just use that shit as a charter/May my friendship be a channel for all the pain you can't harbor/It's hard for me to be happy/Wish my girl would just dump me/I done showed you all my ugly, but why the fuck you ain’t judge me?/No, my skin ain't thick, it's thin, it probably bleed soon as you touch me/I love it if you hate me, I hate that you fucking love me/I've been up and broken up again, and still can't see the difference/That's the shit that walls speak about, like niggas killing niggas" —Boogie
"Man my bro bro on the brink of being broke/He on the bridge without a rope/It hit my heart to see the world it ran him low/Plus he got a 6-month old and he can barely keep her fed/And gotta deal with baby mama hanging shit over his head/Man, I went and tell him 'Fuck her bro, I know you ain't no sucker'/But I see it in his face, man, he hate that he fucking love her" —Boogie
"I'm like '"God, why you give your line, but you ain't been replying?'/I'm like 'God, say you had my back, but nigga you been lying?'/I'm like 'God, it's gold I got inside/My shit just needs refining', uh/And yes, sometimes I need reminder/Remind me that I'm gonna be, remind me that I'm gonna be straight/Remind me if my heart do break, remind me that it's gon' reshape" —Boogie
"The creator of feeling sorry, I'm dying to get 'em off me/Line up around the corner to get in your pity party/Pissed 'cause you picked me apart but don't ever pick me up/Ain't no GIF or emoji depict how much I don't give a fuck/It really go, please don't compare me to niggas not in my league/If I tricked on any bitch, know it's more I got up my sleeve/Ain't no dreams of being Mike, he can't do shit for me/I'm tryna be like G Weeder nigga, that's my big homie" —Boogie
"Like the usual, know I ain't meeting at Nobu or going for Sushi at Roku/I motherfucking told you, I'm sick of these niggas who wanna be all in the videos, in the photos/I think I should sign to Death Row though, I'm-I'm loco/I'm Pac if I'm poppin' the pistol at po-po/I' m tr-tr-trying to be optimistic, but my options limited and I'm boxed in" —J.I.D
"I hope you grippin' what you love, 'cause they coming to steal your joy/How come every time we function, they tellin' us kill the noise?/Why the fuck my baby mama keep sayin' I'm still a boy?/Find your bliss in the abyss and it prolly could fill the void/I'm sayin', boy, I ain't touch my ceiling, that's prolly from effort givin'/Searching for better livin', that shit come from repetition" —Boogie
"Yo, word to the titles, so word to my idols and word to the goats/I ain't sayin' I like 'em, I'd kill all them niggas and wear 'em as coats/Word to the feelings I channel, I lose 'em as quick as a fuckin' remote/Don't be callin' me woke, I cheat on my queen for a hoe/That's how shit go" —Boogie
"Bitch, I'm thirsty and blessed, I pour liquor in grails/This for my niggas in jail, wrestlin' L's/That's that hell in the cell/I come from a place where the shit can get shady, my chances were slim/All my women was basic, we see different races since signing to Em/I can't send out no message to none of my exes and bitches as friend/I can't blow it again, need a bitch that's as thick as my skin" —Boogie
"Fuck it, I thought this might be a good time to put woke me to rockabye, I got the bottle of NyQuil right here/You want the sleep me to wake, you want Slim Shady EP that's on the CD cover, sockin' my mirror/I promise not to cry crocodile tears/If you end up shocked at my lyrics/Marshall is dead in the water, but not that I care/Dre said, 'Rock the boat' and the Doc is my peer" —Eminem
"So, it's unanimous, you're at attention, the planet's listenin'/And their banana splits again, which has its advantages/But when you got nothing to say except for the hand your dick is in/And if your plan's to stick it in Janice Dickinson/Imagine if the Temazepam is kickin' in, it's havin' you panic-stricken/You're trippin' off of tryptophan and tripped a fan in Switzerland/Just for askin' to autograph a picture, then ripped it in half/And whipped it at him and kicked his ass all the way back to Michigan" —Eminem
"You clouded my judgment, surround me with flooding/You talk when I talk just to drown out discussions/She like 'How we gon' fuck when your friends in the living room all on the game, uh?'/Say what you want, shit, don't nothin' get easy 'bout that walk of shame" —Boogie
"I was aware of your hurt, but I didn't know what your vengeance like/How the role of the killer switch to the role of the victim?/Like why the fuck you keep yellin', 'We can't afford no eviction?'/On my momma, you trippin' bitch, don't be bringin' my kid in this/She say, 'Nigga you ain't shit, shoulda left you where you stand/Shoulda never let you hit, I shoulda chose up on your friend/Wish your daddy was around and taught you how to be a man/'Cause you a, motherfuckin' coward, nigga, let go of my hand'" —Boogie
"I seen the truth when I was buried in my shame/We already share the pain, how 'bout we finally share the blame?/You was bitter out my bones and take the hatred out my veins, uh/Don't look for change, be the change" —Boogie
"Look at you killin' with mad precision/Her brain got traffic, then I crash up in it/Wonder if you knew how fast you'd driven, uh/If I turn my back to your bad decisions/Just don't give me warning, just stab me in it" —Boogie
"This that actin' loyal then go single for the weekend/She keep ridin' and I'm keepin', this ain't just no cuffin' season/Whoa, shit, this shit stupid, foolish, ruthless and it's genius/And it's somethin', somethin', fuck, damn, forgot what I was thinkin'/'Til the time I fuck a singer, I can't say that I'm that guy/Like that night I drunk text SZA then got hot she ain't reply" —Boogie
"And I just hit your line, though/Like, 'Why you let it die for?'/Now let go of your pride, like can I come inside, like, 'Do you got a light?' (Smoke)/But you don't even smoke anymore/You ain't laughin' at my jokes anymore/Like why I think you gone be woke until four" —Boogie