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Lil Boosie Biography

Updated on December 30, 2009

Growing Up In South Baton Rouge Louisiana

Lil Boosie entered the world on November 14, 1983, in the town of Baton Rouge, Louisiana with the given name of Torrence Hatch. He was given the nickname "Boosie" by his family and it has done him well as it's a catchy name that everyone liked, and would continue with him all the way to being part of his stage name when he started making music. He grew up surrounded by challenges and experiences that helped him develop a strong personality and the ability to deal with a lot of different situations. Where he grew up and lived on West Garfield Street in the southern part of Baton Rouge was a place where everybody did what they could to just survive.

Lil Boosie grew up with an early introduction to the harsh realities of the streets: violent crime, gang members, and more. His experiences as a young child are not what most children are exposed to. Boosie's home area in South Baton Rouge had a reputation, and even people who didn't know it well still hesitated to come visit there. People living in that neighborhood just did whatever they had to when it came to their own safety, or that of their families.

Lil Boosie's Dad Dies

One of the choices Torrence made to stay out of trouble was to become involved in sports, basketball being his specialty. There have been some claims posted around the internet over the years by people, who knew "" when he was younger and playing basketball, that claim he was extraordinary player. Many people say his ability on the basketball court would have landed him on a team if he'd gone to college.

When he was 14 years old, Lil Boosie had to deal with his father's death in what was referred to as a drug-related murder. This sort of tragedy is high stress for any age teen to deal with, and fortunately Boosie was able to move in and live with his grandmother. After losing his father Lil Boosie was like many youngster without a positive male influence in his life.

Torrence Hatch Becomes the "Bad Azz"

He soon became entangled in the world of violence and drugs. His involvement in drugs got him expelled from his high school, but he turned that into his motivation to find other things to be involved in - music was his calling. It was when he became involved performing freestyle rap, and found a way of expressing himself through music, that Torrence Hatch was reborn as "Boosie Bad Azz" to the world.

At the beginning of his involvement with music, no one would give him any support or endorse him in any way. Finally Boosie was able to make an appearance on LA rap artist (who was also from Baton Rouge) C-Loc's album and the song, "It's A Gamble," which also had other artists involved like Concentration Camp, South Park Mexican, and Triple 6 Mafia (now known as Three 6 Mafia). Needless to say, after coming out of the 225 in Louisiana, Torrence Hatch was trying to gain as much public exposure as possible.

Lil Boosie Albums

In 2000 it was his enthusiasm for creating music that got him a project named "Youngest of the Camp," which went to sales of more than 10,000 copies. With this album Boosie finally got the exposure to people of his very real presence in hip hop. Quite a few of the featured artists on "Youngest in the Camp" were from his hometown, Max Minelli being one of them. Because people knew Boosie's background that he was a real dude who had gone through the same kinds of struggles growing up that they had, they respected his work and started loving it. Actually there was a lot of independent promotional work done by the fans that helped him - especially those around his neighborhood.

From that point on Lil Boosie continued creating his music even while he was dealing with tough times in his personal life. Not allowing himself to become discouraged, he stayed motivated while staying focused on his goals and finally received a job offer from the record label, Trill Entertainment, and was cosigned by a member who happened to be part of the celebrated rap duo, UGK (Underground Kingz) at that time, the late Pimp C.

Lil Boosie, Webbie, & Trill Entertainment

In 2003 Boosie produced an album called "For My Thugs" on Trill Ent. which was released independently and then proceeded to go on to generate sales of over 15,000 copies. When he started at Trill Entertainment in 2003 he met another artist, Webbie (aka Webster Grandney, Jr.) and began collaborating with on him on a regular basis. Amazing things happened when Webbie and Lil Boosie got together and did "Ghetto Stories," an album that went on to earn over $15,000.

While Lil Boosie continued to pay attention to his music, he also decided to partner with Webbie once more on "Gangsta Musik," and found it gained him tremendous attention once again. Stand out songs from that album included "Realest They Come," "Out Here Grindin," as well as one featuring Lil Wayne - "Louisianimal." One of the songs on the album, "Swerve" was used on the soundtrack for the movie, "Hustle and Flow," which was an extremely well received rap movie, and the album proceeded to sell really well because of acclaim generated for the movie and the songs. Both Boosie and Webbie put their time and effort in this project and the result was rap fans throughout the US and soon the entire world, became aware of hip-hop legend Lil Boosie.

Lil Boosie Pictures

Lil Boosie - "Zoom" (feat. Yung Joc)

Lil Boosie Albums


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      2 years ago

      I'm Your Biggest Fan. I was raised up on your music .i remember riding to kindergarten listening to nasty everyday. i just want to get to see you. im from Houston,Ms. hope to see you soon Torrence Love you sooooooo much!!!!!

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      kenesha hill 

      3 years ago

      I love you boosie u the realist nigga I know me in my family loves your music keep it coming holla at yo gurl im from dallas look me up trill fam we thuggin

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      Mike Mike range 

      4 years ago

      Mikedog454 it's about time that they let a real nigga out of prison and hands down to the governor and the mayor of baton rough cause they know that they didn't have nothing on lil boosie from the start but some caked up bullshit that some busta azz nigga that committed a crime that now needs to do his time like a 100% real man that's if his punk fagget azz is a real man

      So yeah free my Nigga boosie bad azz and I look forward to seeing you perform in Greenville south Carolina soon my Nigga

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      Tori Hatchh 

      5 years ago

      Free Boosie ... when he get out he gone TOUCH DOWN AND CAUSE HELL ! Free my MAIN MAN ! Ima hold it down FOR YOU BAE

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      5 years ago

      When he get out the first concert i will be there ... Free My Main Tori Hatch was here

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      6 years ago

      Free My boy boosie yo . so bullshitin

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      Reddqirl ! 

      6 years ago

      Ion Care What Nobody Say Hands Down I Love Boosie &'dd Webbie ; &'dd Foxx Thee Wholee Trill Fam ! I Love Thee Way They Rapp I Can Listen To They Songs!;Until It Getts Ol' &'d Will Still Like It Juss Came Out Yesterday Specialy Savage Life 3 ! I Love We In This Bitch ; I Walk Around My School Singing It &'dd Mo Ass ! Be In Head When I be Taking Tests ; I Love Baddest Bitch In Here "The Bitch Standdin Still But Her Booty Still Movinq " That Part Was Funny !

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      6 years ago

      U a role model da me.get outta jail,i like da colors u flyin

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      6 years ago

      Lil Boosie is so fine.

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      yo man FANTASY 

      6 years ago


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      7 years ago

      manee...boosiee isndahh stuff manee he is all that manee he is dahh best rapper alivee if u ask me straait up manee boosie i lovee u sweetiee i kno alomost all ur sonqs manee i got a 2 way lovee affair i got that fromu manee u dahh best cant nobody do it better u rap dahh truth manee strait up !!!!!

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      8 years ago

      Stand out songs from that album included "Realest They Come," "Out Here Grindin," as well as one featuring Lil Wayne - "Louisianimal."

      None of those songs came off the gangsta musik album. Get your facts straight and know what you are talking about.

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      8 years ago

      LOVE THE SONGS.....

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      lil wayne ring tones 

      8 years ago

      Heard the track with Lil Wayne.. It's cool and enjoying. They can do more..

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      optimus grimlock 

      8 years ago

      yoi should do a webbie one, he has a few songs with the ghetto boys when he was like 15


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