Rapper, Lil Boosie, is one of the south’s most animated hip-hop artists. The Louisiana native released his debut album, Youngest of Da Camp, in the summer of 2000. While the project didn’t spawn any hit singles, it laid the foundation for a career that would eventually earn Boosie two Ozone Awards. Boosie’s most popular single, “Zoom,” featured fellow southern rapper, Young Joc, and was released in the fall of 2006. Unfortunately; however, Boosie’s career was forced to take a four year hiatus after he was sentenced to jail time following a guilty plea to drug charges. From 2009 to 2014, Boosie served time in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, and fans waited anxiously for his release. Now a free man, Boosie plans to release his fifth album, “Touchdown 2 Cause Hell,” in December.
While Boosie’s lyrics usually contain drug references and misogynistic messages; there are still a few hidden gems in what he has to say. Here are the most meaningful Lil Boosie quotes.
5. “When you down and out don’t nobody trust ya, but when you got bread it seems like everybody love ya.”
Similar to the idea that more money equals more problems, Boosie explains that when you’re rich certain people will only love you because of your money.
4. “When you don’t pray, the devil rides ya when ya sleep”
Lil Boosie acknowledges that prayer is essential. By not praying, he suggests that you’re opening yourself up to the devil’s evil.
3. “Everything happens for a reason, but they all lessons.”
While this quote initially seems redundant, it appears that Boosie is saying that believing everything happens for a reason simply isn’t enough; you must be willing to find the lesson in all of the things that happen to you.
2. “You know why they hate me, cause they love me.”
In this clever quote, Boosie is saying that people love him so much that it eventually becomes hate. Probably because people realize that no matter how much they love Boosie, they can never be him. This idea lines up perfectly with fellow rap star, Drake’s, popular line, “jealously is just love and hate at the same time.”
1. “Let me tell you something. I ain’t scared of nothing. I came out my mama.”
Boosie seems to be saying that since he was able to survive his own birth, he has nothing to fear.
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