Boosie Badazz released his first memoir ‘Cross The Tracks: A Memoir’ in September 2022 to resounding success and with a Boosie movie, newly released album, Goat Talk, Badazz has a thing or two to say about his life and telling it authenically.
A Baton Rouge native who began rapping at age fourteen, Boosie Badazz ‘Wipe Me Down,’ emcee, was already a lyrical hero in Louisiana when, in 2009, he was sentenced to two years in prison. The next year, he was indicted on even more serious charges, eventually landing him on Death Row. Prosecutors played Boosie’s music in the courtroom to paint him as a thug with no chance of redemption. However, against overwhelming odds and the backdrop of a social media campaign to #FreeBoosie, he was freed in March of 2014 with a rare second chance to make his music dreams come true.
With illuminating prose, this “truly great read” explores the relationship between Boosie’s life on the streets with his ceaseless tear through the rap industry. From near-death experiences to a ruthless bout with kidney cancer to a life-threatening diabetes diagnosis, Boosie has overcome remarkable challenges to make a name for himself as one of rap’s most influential voices. A redemptive story with an urgent voice, Cross the Tracks is the survival tale of a man who wasn’t sure he would live to see another day…but who rose from the ashes to change the rap industry forever.
If Boosie Badazz doesn’t do anything else, he will always show up as his authentic self.
And speaking of being transparent about his own life experiences, the “Wipe Me Down” emcee also talked about the release of his very first book, “Cross the Tracks,” which just so happens to be a memoir.
Beginning with a foreword from Charles Burgess, Boosie starts his survival tale with a prologue that recalls his thoughts about being on Death Row for the murder of Terry Boyd a decade ago. Afterward, he takes it back to his humble beginnings in south Baton Rouge and tells his life story from his family’s upbringing to the early stages of his rap career.