Should you ever question the devotion of Boosie fans, watch the above video of Bad Azz performing “Set It Off” in Cashville. He doesn’t even need to rap, they roar back every word. During my savage life sabbatical in BR, I played “Set it Off” for a pair of girls, who looked at me and […]
I’ve spent a significant part of the last few years taking the death of gangster rap for granted. The narrative that I’ve run with tracks the rise in popularity of artists like (duh) Kanye West, the explicitly fake Rick Ross, and Drake, and the concurrent fall of Young Jeezy, the disappearance of 50 Cent, the […]
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 […]
Updated: Now you can download these as Zip Folders. Best of Boosie Part I and Best of Boosie Part II Since Wednesday’s release of Lil Boosie, the most common question I’ve been getting is where do you start with his music? The answer is difficult because Boosie has a discography as deep as Lil Wayne […]
The Boosie fade. Check. The Coogi references. Check. Scarface, Al Capone and Larry Hoover references. Check. Check. Check. The Eazy E Animaniac voice? Still intact. The righteous indignation. Always. Boosie rapping the BR From the Bottom blues. Same as it ever was. This whole week is a national holiday. Part 2 is below the jump.
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This old picture of Boosie is everything: the jewels, the paternal love, the gap-toothed impish grin.  I digress. There are two reasons for this post. The first is that in case you missed it, Boosie remains incarcerated, despite the spate of racist hoax stories that disseminated across the web earlier this week. I spoke with […]
2013 has regrettably arrived and vanished without a single 10-year anniversary article on Ghetto Stories, the album that broke Webbie and Boosie outside of Louisiana. I understand it’s not easy to wrangle Mel and Turk, Webbie or Boosie, but someone could’ve at least called up Mouse on tha Track to rattle off a few memories. […]
100s just signed to Fools Gold, so the ostensible plan is to install him as the next hipster-approved hip-hop icon a la Danny Brown. And there are few better candidates. Ice Cold Perm remains the best rap debut of last year. I didn’t catch the Boosie influence until I read an interview where the Berkeley […]
If I were to say that Trill Entertainment and Stones Throw were the two best independent hip-hop labels of the last decade, it would not be an insane suggestion. The picture above depicts the heyday of the Baton Rouge imprint run by Mel and Turk, since relocated to Atlanta and for all practical purposes, a […]
There are two essential reasons why this post exists: the first is obviously Mystikal. Every time I write one of these posts, I feel a twinge of uneasiness considering Mystikal was convicted of an indefensible crime. It’s a little strange to write posts in all caps about OMG MYSTIKAL, but yo, listen to this man […]