A Boogie Wit da Hoodie returned Friday (Feb. 14) with his third album Artist 2.0, an ode to his debut 2016 project Artist, which dropped on Valentine’s Day four years ago.
The 20-track endeavor proves to be a star-studded affair, as Boogie locks in multiple features from Lil Uzi Vert and receives notable assists in the form of Da Baby, Summer Walker, Young Thug, Roddy Ricch and more.
In his new interview with Billboard, Boogie revealed why he isn’t quite ready to take on the crown of King of New York. “I’m not gonna say Artist 2.0 solidifies it, I’mma say my route,” he said. “Just my route, period. My body of work with the whole four years I’ve put out [projects] ’cause it’s not all about that one thing that you do, it’s everything you do. You can’t just do one thing one year, two years, it’s a process. That’s what I always say when people ask me why you’re not so confident when people say you’re the King of New York.”
He added: “But when the time come, I’m really gonna know. I know a lot of people probably feel the same way, but they’re not saying it like, “Aight, he’s almost there.” But everybody is cheering me on. Realistically, I’m not there yet. I still have some growing [to do]. Until I feel comfortable to say it, I’m not saying it.”
Listen to Artist 2.0 below.