“All you gotta do is fuck me,” sings Brooklyn artist Jay Boogie in his new single, “Body Principles,” produced by longtime collaborator Flex Lang. A musical dream duo, the two have been working together for years, most notably on Boogie’s debut full-length, Allure, which Flex produced in its entirety. Following their underground ear-worm, “Body,” and a few buzzy tracks on My H.O.E., Boogie’s latest with Flex is a powerful response to his ex-lover.
“This is my divorce record,” Boogie told us. “Finally getting rid of all that animosity and reclaiming my tenacity after he told me that I wasn’t enough and that I was doing too much.”
The rapper’s “Body Principles” video, directed by Stephen Isaac-Wilson, showcases him in a sultry, confident light—writhing on a mattress wearing Namilia, fanning himself in a local bodega, slowly splashing in a bath tub—while taking aggressive digs like, “I should’ve known you were a low-life, selfish power bottom,” and, “You had yourself a Janet, now you’re ‘Sorry, Ms. Jackson.'”
When BULLETT visited Boogie in the studio this summer, he told us his forthcoming music was a “Banjee Cunt” declaration of self-love, advising us to never “let anybody put you in a space where you doubt yourself.” Appropriately devoid of self-doubt, Boogie’s “Body Principles” is one of the year’s most tenacious breakup anthems, complete with one of the year’s sexiest music videos. Get into Boogie’s body, below: