Steven Williams (born July 24, 1974YouTuber who makes videos related to gaming and discussing gaming news, although he is primarily a vlogger. His most well known persona is that of 'Francis', a childish adult with a lisp and a tendency to smash stuff. He also plays a southern accented redneck named "Jessy".), known as Boogie2988, is a popular
He has hit over 400 million video views total, and currently has over 3 million subscribers. He made a video commemorating his 1000th video and took this moment to truly thank his fans for their support and the overwhelmingly positive effect the channel and the whole experience has had on his life.
Steven began the channel on April 5, 2006 and has been expanding since then. His first video was a 49 second clip titled "Playing Dungeons and Dragons" and simply showed Boogie playing the game with a few friends.
Steven has mainly dedicated his channel to vlogs, where he talks about gaming news and upcoming games, he also does "Rambling" vlogs where he shares things about his everyday life. His most popular videos have been those involving his character "Francis" , where he rages on various topics, and more often than not, smashes stuff. His "Jessy Weighs In" videos involve Steven's southern (and very patriotic) redneck character "Jessy" talk about various topics and news stories with a distinctive "right-wing" attitude.
His sad and heartfelt "Draw My Life" video talks about his early life leading up to him creating the channel, and details how it literally saved his life. His "Draw My Life" is one of the most viewed videos on the channel. He is very open about the health issues he has been living with as a result of being so overweight, and touches on the topic often in his "Rambling" vlogs.
He also streams on Twitch.tv 3-5 times a week. Where he plays various video games, often in a comedic way. He also sings karaoke versions of songs and even has a few original raps.
His main source of content is through YouTube and Twitch, but he has also created other fan bases on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Tumblr and has recently rebooted his gaming channel boogieplays. He currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
On the 24th or 25th June 2016, Boogie2988 was hacked and the hackers closed his channel. Thanks to being at VidCon at the time of the hack, Steven was able to recover his channel and videos with expert assistance from staff at Google and YouTube who were in attendance.