Lil Boosie Speaks On Prison Life, Plans New Music & Memoir

posted Monday January 28 ,2013 at 07:00PM CST | 35 comments

Lil Boosie Speaks On Prison Life, Plans New Music & Memoir

Lil Boosie says he's written nearly 500 songs in jail and is planning to pen a memoir.

Even though he was found not guilty of first-degree murder in May 2012, Lil Boosie is still serving out a sentence for drug possession while behind bars. Now, in an exclusive interview with Spin, Boosie speaks on his time in jail and his plans after his release from prison.

Boosie discussed the trials of jail, saying that the love of his family and fans has helped him cope with his sentence. He also added that he feels his mission in life is yet to be completed, and that his time in jail has driven him to reinvent himself as both an artist and a person.

"I've coped by knowing in my heart that I'm someone special who many people love. If you lose hope in yourself, you'll make your time hard," he said. "I always felt that my mission wasn't complete. I feel I haven't reached the star power that was destined for me. That makes me keep writing and thinking of ways to better myself as a man and artist...this situation forced me to look at things differently. I had to suffer to learn things about myself, those surrounding me, and God. He put me through this pain for me to come back stronger."

Boosie also spoke on his post-prison plans, saying that he's written close to 500 songs that he believes to be some of the best of his career. He also discussed his plans to pen a memoir, titled The Truth, No Lies

"I have about 500 songs at the moment," he said. "I feel that I'm making the best music I've ever made. The more I go through in life the better my music gets and it's been crazy the last three years. I keep my music heartfelt and stick to making real music. I wouldn't even say it's Hip Hop music. My music is 'reality rap.' Hip Hop music can make you dance and bob your head, but it can't make you cry or touch your heart like reality rap."

Of his memoir, he added, "I just felt the world needed to hear my life story so those who don't understand certain things that I rap about, like the struggle, will understand that it's the struggle that made me who I am today. I want people to know that it's bigger than rap with me. I have a good heart. I want people who never took the time out to listen to me, to give me a chance."

As previously mentioned, Boosie is currently serving an eight-year sentence for attempting to smuggle codeine, ecstasy and marijuana into jail. It is unknown when the Baton Rouge rapper will be let out of prison, although his attorneys estimate he could be released this summer.

RELATED: Lil Boosie Found Not Guilty In Murder Trial

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  • REALITY RAP FAN
    I'm a big fan of reality rap! Wrote a reality rap about my first time taking it up the ass in the prison cell tonight. I came twice if you must know!
  • CHARLIE LAMBRY
    FREE BOOSIE CANT WAIT UNTIL TO YOU TOUCH DOWN READY TO HERE YOUR REAL REALITY RAP KEEP YOUR HEAD UP WE WAITING ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Anonymous
    boosie you truth changed my life
  • Destajah
    mane I miss you so much boosie me and my brother love your songs
  • kytavious
    let him out
  • Anonymous
    i'm listening 2 where would i be
  • Anonymous
    FREE BOOSIE
  • Anonymous
    lil boosie
  • babyG
    boosie's music touches the heart! and his raps are straight from the heart. Fuck what anyone says bad about bossie. FREE BOOSIE!!
  • Mere
    Man Boosie has helped me cope with life and help we get through these messed up times in my life and he is one of the reasons i am the young lady i am today... Boosie keep up the good work you know we love you and these haters only make it easier for you to stand on that stage and give us that show we love so much... They can't hold a real niga down.! #signed your Biggest Fan
  • fidel campos
    DAMMN BOOSIE ALL MY LIFE MAN U BEEN THERE FOR ME EVEN MY 3 YEAR OLD SON LOVES TOP TO BOTTOM..BUT HOME BOY U STAY UP FUCK THE SISTEM. OUT HERE IN LOS ANGLES ITS WORST MY BOY IM ONLY 20 I HAVE DONE ALL MY TEENAGE LIFE IN Y.A CAMP THE HALLS AND FINLLY TTHE COUNTY. IM TELLING U HOMIE U WAS MY MOVTIVEION THANK U SOO MUCH BOO KEPT DOING YO SHIT I WILL BE WITING FOR A CONCERD HERE IN CAIL MAN ... MUCH LOVE BIG HOMIE
  • Lil B
    Hes planning on what he will do after hes released form prison, hahah good one hiphop dx he aint getting out for first degree murder.
    • mj
      u dumb as fuck do your research nigga not guilty stupid ass
  • Anonymous
    "I've coped by knowing in my heart that I'm someone special who many people love" It's not love Boosie. They want something from you.
  • Anonymous
    By the time you get out bruh, rap music will not remember you...ask shyne.
    • mj
      .........
    • Anonymous
      yea but shyne was wack b4 he got locked up FREE BOOSIE
  • anon
    If boosie get out by the summer max b gettn out by the spring
  • room2roam
    last music video i saw from boosie he was standing in front of a bunch of SMALL CHILDREN holding what appeared to be an oozie or something similar. cant feel sorry for someone as irresponsible as that. you may have a good heart but actions speak louder then words.
  • ComeOn now
    Typical gun-toting, drug selling, money flaunting, black woman disrespecting, baby mama having ghetto thug. He deserves 10 more years for his trashy self destructive music...
    • todd smith
      can i live??? get off the nigga nuts and listen to some frank ocean wit ur bitch ass. Free Boosie
  • MARINAYDE MAYNE
    FREE BOOSIE!!!!!
  • Donald Passman
    Mr Hatch is as real as it gets and I wish him much continued success.
  • J-Sin
    Chances are most who read & comment on this article will know little or nothing about Lil Boosie's music. It's a common trend on HipHop Dx which is dissapointing for us true hip hop heads who come here to get news, music reviews, and other hip hop heads like myself's and for that reason most of this will be torn down by verbal assaults, immature gestures, & other time wasting hater lingo. Instead this comment along with my others in the past or those to come in the future I post so I'm able to share my thoughts & opinions with other hip hop heads like me & share my thoughts and opinions on about artists and music with other hip hop heads like myself. With all that said, I just wanna say that I'm glad to hear Lil Boosie is loaded up with songs wrote while away. Before being locked up he was one of the few in the game who can make you feel his soul and heart echo through them speakers he be coming through and going through such a crazy, disappointing, and humbling stretch of living the past years it will only shine harder, stronger, and more real then he's ever sounded before and for that reason I'm excited for him and for the music he will begin pumping out after being out & home for a short while. Hate to see he was taken out the way he was to start with and before the haters get there undies in a bunch and spazz about what he was charged with just remember he was & will not be charged guilty in the court of law which in the United States makes you not guilty and wrongfully charged to being with. Talk about being dealt a hard hand from the moment born until his very breathes he's taken as you read this is amazing and something not nearly anyone will find themselves dealing with in this life and for that I have respect for Lil Boosie and the art he gives us when he's given the opportunities he gets to do so.
  • DaFish
    What's wrong with this man's lips???
    • mj
      nothing he was just posing
    • kelss
      that just his version of pouting
  • Anonymous
    i think he meant conscious rap
  • tha og
    This nigga gay
    • Anonymous
      f you
  • 777
    What kind of retard tries to smuggle drugs into jail?
    • Brittany
      shutchooo pussy ahh up only real niggas do dat
    • Anonymous
      brittany stfu. fuckin scum piece of shit
    • Kap Diva
      The kind that doesn't use prison as an excuse for not being financially able to provide for their family. It's some people in prison, who make more money behind bars than you broke lames out in the streets.
    • truth
      But he was feeding his family from outside of the lockup, with legal money. So what sense does it make to hustle on the inside and get caught, guaranteeing ythat ou'll be locked up for even longer and making yourself a bigger target for any rival hustlers on the inside?