Lil’ Boosie is about to jump headfirst back into the rap game! With the Louisiana State Penitentiary in his rearview mirror, the “Zoom” rapper is ready take the world by storm. Following his first official press conference on Monday Mar. 10, he sat down for an exclusive interview with the Time Picayune.
The “Loose As a Goose” rapper offered up a few details about his upcoming project. Boosie revealed that, in addition to writing more than 1,000 songs during his imprisonment, he has been in the studio every night since his release from prison on March 5. The publication reported that the 31-year-old rapper desires to work with Drake and fellow Louisiana rapper Lil’ Wayne. Boosie even added that he would also like to partake in a collaborative effort with the infamous, Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber.
“I just did one (track) with Young Jeezy last night,” Lil Boosie said. “Me and Justin Bieber gonna do something, too. I know it’s (going to be) a hit. I’m always excited about music. I’m like a music fiend. I know music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s on up. I just want to work with everybody who’s doing their thing right now.”
While music is definitely his dominant focus, he also has other business endeavors in the developmental stages. During the press conference he revealed that he penned manuscripts for a book and his biopic while incarcerated.
“I’m trying to get my own liquor, my own clothing line. … My own smell-good cologne. I’m just working, trying to take my success to another level,” he said. “Everything has a time. You can have all this stuff, but everything got to be dropped at the right time.”
Although the Baton Rouge rapper made it clear that he has no plans of moving back to his hometown, he did pay homage to his humble beginnings. Boosie, who is also an advocate for benevolence, cited a number of the charitable projects he’s usually involved in to give back to his community. While he’s known for charitable donations such as giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving, he doesn’t plan to stop there.
“I’ll always be a Baton Rouge humanitarian,” he said. “I’ll always take care of the city.”
He plans to use his personal experiences to help others by starting a foundation that caters to children with incarcerated parents. He is also working to found a second charitable organization with his mother to assist battered women.
Boosie went on to share a glint of what life is like in solitary confinement. The publication reported that he actually spent 20 months of his four-year prison sentence in solitary confinement. He was only allowed 15 minutes per-day to communicate with others.
“It was messed up,” he said. “That’s all I can say. It was messed up.”
Boosie who was convicted on a marijuana-related drug charge declares he’s now drug free. However, he still supports marijuana legalization.
“If Louisiana is in debt, you need to find something to get you out of debt,” he said. “I don’t see why they wouldn’t legalize marijuana, because people don’t die off marijuana like they die off alcohol…. You know how many people alcohol kills, but that’s legal.”
While he definitely has strong views about the legalization of marijuana, that’s not all he’s passionate about. He also has a fervent desire for success, and he’s ready to show the world.
“It’s my time,” he said. “I feel like it’s my time, and I’m gonna make the most of it.”
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