- Also Known As:
- Lil Boosie
- Date of Birth:
- November 14, 1982
- Baton Rouge
Boosie Badazz (born Torrence Hatch in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 14, 1982) is an American rapper. Boosie was first given his stage name by his family at an early age. In the early stage of his career, he was referred to as Lil Boosie. In 2001, he found a musical home, joining the production company, Trill Entertainment, which was backed by the late Pimp C. Under Trill, Boosie released his first mixtape For My Thugz in 2002. By 2003, Boosie continued to gain more static, collaborating with a number of big artists on the his albums, Ghetto Stories and Trill Azz Mixtape. Between the years of 2005 and 2008, Boosie dropped three more mixtapes. And in 2009, he announced his debut music label, Bad Azz Entertainment. In 2010, Boosie was incarcerated on charges of murder and conspiracy, and was potentially facing the death penalty. Instead, he was given eight years in Losuiana State Penitentiary. While still in prison, the rapper released his fourth studio album, Incarcerated on September 28, 2010 through Asylum Records. He released two other projects before being released early from prison in 2014. In January 2014, he officially changed his name to Boosie Badazz. He continued to release three more albums, including his most recent two, Penitentiary Chances, a joint album with C-Murder, and Touchdown 2 Cause Hell.
Best Known For:
Boosie Badazz is best known for releasing a number of studio albums and compilation projects including For My Thugz and Gangsta Musik.
On November 25, 2015, Boosie Badazz announced via Instagram and Twitter that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He underwent surgery soon after the diagnosis to successfully remove the cancer.