Growing up in the rough and tumble Malvern neighborhood of Toronto, he learned how to survive the mean streets at an early age and has embraced that world in his music. Taking equal influence from the music and careers of iconic artists like Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, and Lil Wayne, in addition to Toronto-area heroes like Drake and Justin Bieber, Booggz in turn recognizes the role he is now playing for others. Calling his album FatherFigure is a nod to his status as one of the veteran shapers of the Toronto hip-hop scene, and how his vocal style has been influential to others in his town.
“I make realistic music from what happens in my life experiences,” he says. “I get my influence from the world, everything in it. The streets of Toronto taught me about survival, but I was also taught how to make it out. Now I strive to make the best music I can as an artist for the whole world.”