Boondox performing in 2006
|Birth name||David Hutto|
|Also known as||Turncoat Dirty
Richmond County, Georgia, U.S.
|Origin||Covington, Georgia, U.S.|
|Associated acts||The Underground Avengers, Psychopathic Rydas|
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 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. A music video directed by Bruce was filmed for the album's first single, They Pray With Snakes" and Hutto toured with Blaze Ya Dead Homie to promote the album.
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, and is currently in the production of a new Boondox album. 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.
In February 2013, Hutto announced that he will be releasing another album as Boondox later this year (T.B.A) and is also working on a new The Underground Avengers album (T.B.A). Both Boondox and The Underground Avengers will appear at the GOTJ this year (2013).
It is rumored that Boondox will return to Psychopathic Records in 2013 although neither parties have confirmed this. It was hinted by Boondox, however, during the Insane Clown Posse's music video for "When I'm Clownin'", which also featured Danny Brown.
It was announced at the Gathering of the Juggalos in 2013 that Boondox is back on the label.
Style and influences
Hutto's music is rooted heavily in Southern hip hop, but also contains elements of country-rap, horrorcore and rap rock. His lyrics also center around Southern culture. Hutto cites Insane Clown Posse as an influence on the horrorcore style of his lyrics.
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