Kick rocks - Boosie
Boosie had some sage advice for troubled young rapper Youngboy Never Broke Again (fka NBA YoungBoy) after he got out of prison. The tenured rapper told his fellow Baton Rouge spitter to get out of Dodge.
The rapper talked about his warning to the rapper in a new interview with VladTV and whether or not he was heeding it.
“I don’t want to say his whereabouts but I don’t think he in Louisiana,” Boosie said when asked if NBA listened to his advice. “I hope he just listening to me.”
However, Boosie admitted that his presumed protege was going to have to learn his own life lessons.
“He getting to a point now where he getting that sack. He’s getting to a point where he’ll have to learn from his mistakes,” he said. “He listened to me but you know as time move on you know how it is, you get growner and growner.”
His comments reflect an earlier interview, also with Vlad where Boosie said that the most dangerous place for any successful rapper to be is in their hometown.
“Most rappers die in their own city. It’s a fact,” he said. “You have haters who was in school with you. And they mad because they were in that same third grade class as you but they don’t have the same hustle as you.”
Boosie added that people love the local rapper who never makes it out, but get jealous of the actually successful acts.
“If you was a local rapper and you didn’t have much they would love you,” he said.
Boosie said this was particularly true of Baton Rouge, where he believes killing a rapper is seen as a sign of prestige.
“If you don’t leave from down there, you going to get murked,” he said. “The bigger the person you killed, the higher your respect go.“
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Boosie’s comments seem to have sunk in. Or at least YoungBoy came to the same conclusions on his own. His description of Baton Rouge sounds eerily similar to Boosie’s.
“It was a challenge,” he told Mass Appeal in an interview from earlier this year. “Baton Rouge is all about staying alive. It don’t matter if you in that set or you out that set. Ain’t no hiding from gun violence. Ain’t no hiding from violence, period. It’s either jail or death, like literally. Ain’t no living out there.”
The “41” rapper also shared how the environment shaped him as he grew up around constant crime, a fact that’s reflected in his recent sentencing for an attempted drive-by.
“I ain’t used to let sh-t slide. I used to be wild,” he said. “I done did a lot of bad sh-t. I’m a good person. I’m not a bad person.”
YoungBoy moved to New Orleans during that trial to remove himself from the elements that might cause him to fall back into trouble. It remains to be seen whether it will work or whether Youngboy will go the extra mile and remove himself from the state entirely.
Check out Boosie’s new interview up top. What do you think? Should NBA Youngboy avoid his own hometown or is Boosie overreacting? Would you stay away if you were in his shoes? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.