David Hutto was originally born in Richmond County, Georgia, but grew up in Covington, Georgia. At the age of two, his uncle tried to kill him by drowning him in a swimming pool. Hutto was not popular at his school, frequently got into fights, and experimented with drug use. He listened to heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Sepultura, and he played bass guitar in several local metal bands before being a member of “Southern Hustlas Inc.” and seeking a solo career as a rapper under the name “Turncoat Dirty.”
Hutto caught the attention of Insane Clown Posse while selling his cassettes at one of their concerts. Following several phone calls with group member Joseph Bruce, Hutto was signed to Psychopathic Records, making him the first Southern hip hop performer on the label. Bruce and Joseph Utsler helped Hutto create the character Boondox, which took six months to fully develop. Hutto released his first album under the Boondox name, The Harvest, on July 11, 2006.
In 2007, Hutto released the extended play PunkinHed. It peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and No. 27 on the Top Independent Albums chart. During the same year, he joined Psychopathic Rydas, performing under the name “Yung Dirt”. On May 13, 2008, Hutto released his second studio album, Krimson Creek, a more personal work drawing from his past. It peaked No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, No. 13 on the Top Independent Albums chart, and No. 113 on the Billboard 200. Hutto released his third studio album, South of Hell, on May 11, 2010. The album also features a documentary directed by Paul Andreson about Hutto’s life and the making of the album titled Southern Bled.
In 2012, Hutto’s Twitter account was hacked, leading Hutto to release a video via hype man Cousin Cleetus’ YouTube account. Hutto later stated, in an interview with the fan site Faygoluvers, that he would be leaving Psychopathic because of personal issues, but is still on good terms with the label. He also plans to release a gangsta rap album independently under the alias Turncoat Dirty. It was announced on October 3, 2012 on Boondox’s official Twitter page that he will continue rapping as Turncoat Dirty, but will be temporarily finished with the Boondox character at the end of 2012.
It was announced at the Gathering of the Juggalos in 2013 that Boondox is back on the label.
In February 2014, during an interview, Boondox, alongside the other 2 members of The Underground Avengers (Bukshot & ClaAs), was asked about his new album on Psychopathic. He said that it was finished and should be out hopefully around April or May 2014. Another question was asked about a new Avengers album and tour, and all seemed uncertain due to all three of them being busy with their own stuff right now, but it was said that if they do, it would be out in the summer of 2014.
In the March 14, 2014 Hatchet Herald it was announced the new Boondox album is titled “Abaddon” and it will be released on May 13, 2014. To promote the album Boondox announced on his official twitter, that he will be going on tour titled “The Wormwood Tour” soon with Aqualeo & Bukshot. On April 18, 2014 the tracklist for Abaddon was released. The album will feature guest appearances from artists such as Big Hoodoo, Violent J, Crucifix, Insane Clown Posse, Jelly Roll, Demi Demaree & Syn. The album does include the 2 songs “Abaddon” and “Monster.”
The Sober Truth
Bloody Regrets Ft Big Hoodoo
Kikdoe Ft Violent J
Betrayal Ft Crucifix
My Night Ft ICP
Black Eyed Kids
Movin’ On Ft Jelly Roll & Demi Demaree of Villebillies
Kill N’ Tell
Psycho Symphony Ft Syn of Zug Izland
Track by track review and rating
Intro- Spoken word intro. Gives a nice description of the term Abaddon. A solid intro that reminds the listener of early Jokers card intros. 4/5
Abaddon- The first single officially released from this album. A solid heavy metal backed beat. Lyrically Boondox is back. He brings the wicked sound and lyrical content that many have come to enjoy from his catalogue. The hook is simple and slightly repetitive but it works very well against the hard dark lyrics. 4.5/5
The Sober Truth- This track starts with a nicely sung hook and gives way to a hard hitting beat. The verses are well written and tell of his walk through the business. It touches on his personal issues and has a positive uplifting message. 4/5
Bloody Regrets Ft Big Hoodoo- Another dope beat that is backed with heavy guitar licks. Hoodoo leads the track off with a smooth but very dark verse. The transition between his verse and the hook is awesome. Boondox gives us an almost entirely acapella spoken word verse which stands solid against the heavy hook as well. This is one of the best tracks on the album. 5/5
Dope Boy- An entire track dedicated to meth and drug preparation and use. The beat is slower while still remaining really dark. The verses are solid and once again lead into a heavy guitar hook. This track continues the theme of the album very well. 4/5
Kikdoe Ft Violent J- This track is a complete shift of tempo. It has a fast guitar laden country style beat. Violent J gives us a verse which could have been better but it works here. Boondox lays down a verse about a slutty girl and her exploits. Not a bad track but it is a huge step away from the dark theme of the album up to this point. 3.5/5
Pillin’ Spree- Another track dedicated to drug use. This time he focuses on pill usage. A very complex trap style beat drives this track. The hook is simple but it needs to be to stand up to the hard hitting verses. 4/5
Betrayal Ft Crucifix- This track has a very nice piano leading the way. The lyrics are all about being betrayed. The hook is reminiscent of an 80’s love ballad but it works well against the heavy emotional lyrics. Crucifix adds a verse which continues the emotional theme. Overall a solid track here. 4.5/5
Prophet- Any song that leads off with creepy kids singing can catch the listeners’ attention right away. The hook is dark and well mixed. The verses return to the deep dark theme of the album. Another one of the best tracks on the album here. 4.5/5
Monster- This track samples Monster, a track by Meg and Dia Frampton. This track is a great example of using a sample properly and making the track your own. The verses are deep and meaningful and the hook is very haunting. 5/5
My Night Ft ICP- Another track which breaks up the the feel of the album. This song reminds listeners of the Moonshine Bandits. The lyrics are all about getting plastered and partying. Even though the sound of the track really shouldn’t fit ICP they add solid verses that fit well. 3.5/5
Black Eyed Kids- A slow dark beat which is backed by creepy piano in this track. The track tells a story of dead children. The verses are pure wickedness. The hook sung by a group of children adds to this feel in this track. 4/5
Movin’ On Ft Jelly Roll & Demi Demaree of Villebillies- The slow beat allows for the meaningful lyrics to come through. Boondox adds his country style to this one with the music backing. It is a nice change of pace while giving the listener a look into his past. Jelly Roll gives a solid performance in this track. The track accomplishes its intended purpose here. 4/5
Kill N’ Tell- This track has another slow melodic beat. The verses are well written and performed. The hook is simple but effective. 3/5
Psycho Symphony Ft Syn of Zug Izland- Ending the album with a slow acoustic guitar is about the only way it could have ended. The beat is simple and allows the verses to shine. Syn adds a killer hook to this track. It is nice to see his skills used effectively here. 4/5
Overall Album Rating: 4.1/5
Conclusion: After four years the Juggalos finally get to hear what Boondox has been hiding. To say he stepped up his game would be an understatement. This album is hands down his best work to date. It would not be a stretch to say this album might even attract fans that did not previously enjoy his work. Any Juggalo or fan of Underground Horrorcore should pick this album up. With this and the new Axe Murder Boys album Psychopathic Records is showing they are not down for the count.
- Bloody Regrets Ft Big Hoodoo