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EDITORS’ NOTES

Incarcerated was recorded in the weeks leading up to Lil Boosie’s imprisonment in November 2009. It resounds with the dual anger and contrition of a man facing impenetrable obstacles. The opener, “Devils,” encapsulates the rapper’s state of mind: “The judge looked at me and said ‘How ya doin’ Boosie?’ / He called me by my nickname, whatcha think I’m stupid, bitch? / You want to railroad a nigga and lose me in the system / But like C-Murder and Mac I refuse to be a victim.' Incarcerated proves that when backed into a corner the rapper only becomes more focused, his truth more fearsome. The album was produced entirely by Trill Entertainment’s in-house production team, giving the songs the homegrown, Southern-fried grit that separates Boosie’s Baton Rouge clique from the rest of contemporary rap. “Bank Roll, Pt. 2,” “Long Journey” and “Chill Out” combine UGK’s hard-and-humid beats with Tupac’s impassioned delivery, and yet the entire album bears Boosie’s inimitable imprint. He is one of the strongest, most irreplaceable voices working in rap today, and Incarcerated shows that it will take more than imprisonment to censor his feelings.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Incarcerated was recorded in the weeks leading up to Lil Boosie’s imprisonment in November 2009. It resounds with the dual anger and contrition of a man facing impenetrable obstacles. The opener, “Devils,” encapsulates the rapper’s state of mind: “The judge looked at me and said ‘How ya doin’ Boosie?’ / He called me by my nickname, whatcha think I’m stupid, bitch? / You want to railroad a nigga and lose me in the system / But like C-Murder and Mac I refuse to be a victim.' Incarcerated proves that when backed into a corner the rapper only becomes more focused, his truth more fearsome. The album was produced entirely by Trill Entertainment’s in-house production team, giving the songs the homegrown, Southern-fried grit that separates Boosie’s Baton Rouge clique from the rest of contemporary rap. “Bank Roll, Pt. 2,” “Long Journey” and “Chill Out” combine UGK’s hard-and-humid beats with Tupac’s impassioned delivery, and yet the entire album bears Boosie’s inimitable imprint. He is one of the strongest, most irreplaceable voices working in rap today, and Incarcerated shows that it will take more than imprisonment to censor his feelings.

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About Lil Boosie

Originally known as Lil' Boosie, Boosie Badazz's hard Southern style comes from growing up in one of Baton Rouge, Louisiana's more notorious neighborhoods, one that was known for drugs and gunplay. Not having his father in his life was another challenge, but things began moving in a positive direction when Boosie immersed himself in basketball. It looked like it could be his ticket into college, but getting involved in drugs got him kicked out of high school. He turned to rapping and eventually hooked up with C-Loc. An appearance on C-Loc's 2000 effort, It's a Gamble, became Boosie's debut. He soon released the full-length CD Youngest of da Camp on his own. His big breakthrough began when he joined Pimp C's Trill Entertainment camp. He was paired with fellow Trill artist Webbie for the 2003 release Ghetto Stories and again for 2004's Gangsta Musik, which featured the first appearance of Webbie's future hit "Give Me That." Trill then worked a deal with the Warner Bros.-associated Asylum, and both Webbie and Boosie were now on a major label. Webbie released his album in 2005; Boosie's landed in 2006. Titled Bad Azz, the release featured Yung Joc, Pimp C, and Webbie as guests. The Bad Azz DVD soon followed, featuring interview footage where Boosie explained the drug-related death of his father and revealed his own battle with diabetes. Late in the year, the Streetz Is Mine mixtape appeared in cooperation with DJ Drama. His slick album Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz landed in 2009 along with the single "Better Believe It." The next year, Boosie followed up with Incarcerated, which was issued while he served time for drug possession. After his 2014 release from prison, he changed his name to Boosie Badazz and was featured on several tracks, including ones by Jeezy ("Beez Like") and T.I. ("Jet Fuel"). He also issued Life After Deathrow, a mixtape, as a free digital download. The proper album Touchdown to Cause Hell was planned for a February 2015 release date on Atlantic. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • GENRE
    Hip-Hop/Rap
  • BORN
    November 14, 1982

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