Although in 2012 Lil Boosie was able to beat the first degree murder charge that was hanging over his head, he still had to deal with the conviction for drug possession. He is currently serving out that sentence. He recently did an exclusive interview with Spin. In this interview Lil Boosie speaks in depth about the challenges of Prison life and His Plans after Christmas.
He says that the love of his family and fans is what helped him cope through his sentence. The rapper also said that he does not believe that his mission in life is complete and that he has a lot more to do. He said that facing and dealing with this sentence forced him to look with and face some things about himself.
“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,” he explained. “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.”
He also confirmed some of his post prison plans acknowledging that he had written around 500 songs while incarcerated.
“I have about 500 songs at the moment,” he said. “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.”