The amount of recognition Compton rapper Boogie has received has long been out of proportion with the emotional honesty and vivid storytelling of his music. He finally caught a big break (that could turn out to be a huge break) when Rihanna posted an extended clip from his incredible "Nigga Needs" video to her Instagram account. "chillz...my new fav," she wrote in the caption.

Boogie's new mixtape Thirst 48 Part II is stellar but hasn't gained the sort of traction Boogie probably would have hoped. By blasting his music to her vaunted Navy (46 million followers), Rihanna did him an incredible favor. He deserves it.

chillz...my new fav. @ws_boogie

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