Video: Boosie & Webbie “Show the World”

The first post-prison Lil Boosie video means a perfunctory post. Fun trivial fact: I was actually supposed to be at the “Show the World” video shoot, but the first date got rained out and...
By    April 7, 2014

The first post-prison Lil Boosie video means a perfunctory post. Fun trivial fact: I was actually supposed to be at the “Show the World” video shoot, but the first date got rained out and I had to fly back to LA. Lamentably, I wasn’t called in to cameo in the Jordan Downs video shoot but that would probably have just made things awkward. If Atlantic and Trill are pushing this as a comeback single, I can’t understand why they don’t just drop the Boosie album they have sitting in the vault. When I spoke with Boosie, he told me that there are even more albums still waiting to be recovered from “the Beatles catalogue” in his hard drive. It’s back in his possession, but they need to hire computer experts to remove it. Don’t ask me why this hasn’t happened yet. They’re probably sitting on half a million bucks in straight-up iTunes sales they could’ve already made to sate the demand for new music. That said, he told me that he’s going to drop a double-disc record soon and has already recorded the first half with beats from Mustard and Mike Will, inevitably Big Wayne, and hopefully, Mouse on tha Track. I suspect that we will soon be awash in all the Bad Azz tracks the Internet can handle.

“Show the World” isn’t my favorite Boosie song, but it’s an excellent example of Boosie explaining his own appeal. He loves his kids, he’s a people person, he’s a gangsta, he rocks shows, he’s believable and likes to have a good time. However you define real, Boosie probably fits into it. He and Webbie were meant to rap together and it’s heartening to see them back together again, and even more so hear that Webbie took Boosie’s son fishing while he was in Angola.  Someone needs to give them a show on the World Fishing Network.

 

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