Following his Boosie Speaks press conference yesterday (March 10), Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Lil Boosie talked to Complex TV about comparisons to the late Tupac Shakur, his plans to leave Baton Rouge, new music, and more.
According to Boosie, he feels it’s his heartfelt music that has given way to comparisons to Tupac.
After referring to comparisons to Tupac as a privilege, Boosie went on to inform those watching that comparisons to the late rapper came well before he was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary last week.
“It’s a privilege to get compared to Tupac,” Boosie said. “This didn’t start when I came home. This been going on way before I came home. Cause we both got heartfelt music. And when you got heartfelt music you get put in that category with Tupac. And I can make—And I always did make that music that touched people, man. You know it’s different. Like some artists can have three million fans. And some artists can have a million fans, but a heartfelt artist, a million fans love him five times more than that other artist three million fans…And when you get in that heartfelt category with Tupac, you special to people.”
With a little over 1,000 written songs to his name, Boosie say he’s already at work crafting his next album and is open to collaborations with anyone in the music industry.
“I’ll probably be releasing a single real soon. I’m working on the album already,” he said. “I’m in the studio right now. I got like 15 songs I done did in three days. It’s hot, dog. That’s all I can say…I’m ready to go to work. So, anybody in the industry you wanna collab, we can make something happen, man.”
Although Boosie’s ties to the city of Baton Rouge are evident, the Louisiana rapper says he’ll always give back to the city, but currently has no plans on living in Baton Rouge.
“Nah, it’s always gon’ be home, but I don’t wanna live there anymore…I’mma always give back to Baton Rouge, but as far as living there? As far as laying my head there? Nah, nah. I got to go to a city where I ain’t the only one driving a Bentley Coup,” Boosie said. “Getting pulled over every day. So, it’s not about that. It’s just about—It’s about your future. You can’t stay in one place.”
Boosie’s interview with Complex TV comes one day after Boosie was joined by the likes of Webbie, Jeezy, and Bun B during the Boosie Speaks press conference. During yesterday’s press conference, the Trill Entertainment emcee revealed that he penned 1,118 songs while in prison and also wrote an autobiographical film titled, Boosie The Movie.
Lil Boosie was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Wednesday, March 5 after serving nearly five years in prison.