Based in Montréal, Boogat is a rapper, writer and producer. From 1996 to 2001 he was the frontman for the underground hip-hop group Andromaick. Under the name Daniel Russo Garrida, he put a first solo disc, Tristes et belles histoires (2004), later switching to the stage name Boogat. From 2004 to 2009, he performed with the Movèzerbe collective. In 2010, he undertook a post hip-hop project in Spanish, putting out a mixtape, Que Pegue Duro y Violento, that featured an intense urban sound, a blend of nueva cumbia and dancehall. He also began producing other artists. His collaborations include Poirier, Roberto López Project, and many musicians on the Quebec hip-hop scene, as well as in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.