Lil Boosie has some big plans following his release from prison, although he’s currently serving out an eight-year sentence for trying to smuggle narcotics into jail. Boosie was found not guilty on first-degree murder charges, and now the earliest possibility for his release is this summer.
Boosie explained that even while serving time he’s trying to improve himself as an artist and he says the respect he gets from his fans keeps him going. “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. 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 told Spin.
Boosie has apparently produced a massive volume of tracks while behind bars and estimates he has 500 songs written. “I have about 500 songs at the moment. 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,” said Lil Boosie.
Boosie has also been writing an autobiography while locked up which is currently titled ‘The Truth, No Lies.’ “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,” said Lil Boosie.