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There’s been much recent debate on whether the “realness requirement” in rap has changed. Credibility and believability used to be such a make-or-break issue…and there were always stories of artists feeling tested and compelled to prove their mettle. The days of Slick Rick shooting his cousin, or De La Soul thugging out folks at the club, are over. When photos of Sticky Fingers from Onyx in polka dots leaked after “Throw Ya Gunz,” it was a SmokingGun-level scandal. But these days, there’s a general acceptance of Rick Ross in spite of his employment history. He’s blessing gangsters’ commissaries, and bringing Meech’s mom on stage. Meanwhile Drake’s Degrassi days haven’t held him back as a hip hop idol for young guys and gals alike. He’s clubbing with booty models and sipping dessert wines with movie stars.

Meanwhile…there are some artists who exude ultra-realness. Usually good for us, the casual observer. Usually bad for them. Lil Boosie’s music gets cult followings while his life of drama gets jeers from the internet peanut galleries. Last year, Boosie revealed his sexual antics in an epic interview with The Smoking Section (the tales of barf fellatio and booty pills are forever burned into my grey matter), made the news for violating his house arrest, and was a crunktastical.net all-star, but right now he’s in prison, facing indictment on 1st-degree murder, drug smuggling, and conspiracy charges that could result in the death penalty. So it’s without irony that Boosie’s upcoming album, dropping Sept.28th…is called Incarcerated.

There are no excuses for the choices Boosie’s made, but it’s easier to make the right choices when you’ve been blessed with the resources to see more than a few years in front of you. This level of “realness” has absolutely no glamorous sheen to it.

Check out Boosie’s Incarcerated tracklisting (via MTVNews), as well as a few classic Boosie video clips….
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Lil Boosie Incarcerated tracklisting (Sept 28)
1. “Devils” (produced by Savage)
2. “You Don’t Know” (produced by B.J.)
3. “Betrayed” (featuring Webbie; produced by B.J.)
4. “Chill Out” (produced by B.J.)
5. “Bank Roll (Part 2)” (featuring Webbie and Big Head; produced by B.J.)
6. “How We Do It” (Featuring Webbie and Lil Trill; produced by B.J.)
7. “Cartoon” (featuring Shell and Mouse on Tha Track; produced by Mouse on Tha Track)
8. “Thugged Out” (featuring Foxx; produced by B.J.)
9. “Better Not Fight” (featuring Foxx, Webbie and Lil Trill; produced by David West)
10. “What I Learned From the Streets” (featuring Shell; produced by B.J.)
11. “Calling Me” (produced by B.J.)
12. “Do It Again” (featuring Lil’ Phat and K.T.; produced by B.J.)
13. “Long Journey” (featuring Webbie; produced by B.J.)
14. “The Rain” (featuring Lil Trill; produced by B.J.)

Boosie tells Ozone Magazine about his reaction to folks telling him to “keep his head up”…..(via Crunktastical)

Boosie itemizes his collection of hoodrich jewelry….

The Smoking Section presents: 15 minutes with Lil Boosie (Sept. ’09), excerpt:

TSS: What’s your craziest female on the road story?

Lil’ Boosie: One time a girl was giving me head and she threw up on me.

TSS: (Laughs!!!) Wait a minute. What? What the hell happened?

Lil’ Boosie: Nothing. We were in the room and she was giving me head and I thought it was too far down her throat and she did like this [gagging noise] and it just came out everywhere on me. I just grabbed that motherfucker by her hair and then just ran to the bathroom.

TSS: Alright–

Lil’ Boosie: But guess what though? I went back because I hadn’t gotten my nut after I wiped off. That made me more ready.

TSS: So wait, you let her keep giving you head!?

Lil’ Boosie: After I wiped up and got it clean with that Irish Springs, I had to catch my nut so I let her go on and go back. I made her brush her teeth.

TSS: …

Lil’ Boosie: And we be sticking pill up girl’s booty too!

TSS: Ok look, now I heard on the mixtape with Hurricane Chris, you mentioned that. What’s up with that?

Lil’ Boosie: Yea, it kicks in after 20 seconds. It hits them in 20 seconds.

TSS: How does someone even find that out?

Lil’ Boosie: I get it from my cousin. He did it to a few girls way back in the game. And it just took off. I put it in a song. Everything I put in a song, I’ve tried it. So I put it in her booty hole and it melted. It melts in their booty hole and it hits them in 20 seconds. You never know what they’re gonna do. They may break out crying talking about their momma doesn’t love them or something. It hit them in the booty hole good. The booty is like eating the pill.