Lil Boosie was so consistently impressive as a rapper that some facets of his talent can feel overlooked without the benefit of his continued creative output. When we are forced instead to revisit his previous work, it can feel like the same themes and material receive disproportionate amounts of focus.
When dealing with a Boosie newbie for example, it’s often easiest to direct that person towards tracks like “Mind of a Maniac” or “Goin Thru Some Thangs”. Both of these tracks are great; standouts from Boosie’s impressive discography. One might point towards Boosie’s introspective street-informed raps on “Goin Thru Some Thangs”, or towards Boosie’s unhinged honesty on “Mind of a Maniac”.
That considered, Boosie’s love-tinged raps were great in their own right and are at times lost in this shuffle of great Boosie output. This was a guy that put out a whole tape called Thug Passion (and it was pretty awesome). In which tape we find tracks like “Who Do You Love”.
“Who Do You Love” finds Boosie boastful, bragging about his complexion and the number of push-ups that he can knock out. Elsewhere on the tape, Boosie raps about the love of his mother (c.f., “Mama Know Love”, produced by none other than Mike Will Made It). I’m just seeing this video released last fall:
So yeah, Boosie is great and has lots of aspects of his personality that he explored throughout his career. No news here, but allow this post to serve as my appreciation for the sincere speaking-to-the-ladies Boosie seen on tapes like Thug Passion.