Who is Boosie Badazz and what is his net worth 2018? Boosie Badazz whose real name is Torence Hatch is a famous American rapper, song writer, singer and actor originally hailing from Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge. Notwithstanding spending five years in prison from 2009-2014 for probation violation on drug and gun charges, he continues to be force to reckon with in hip-hop.
Born on November 14, 1982, Boosie Badazz, who was formerly known as Lil Boosie, grew up living in a community characterised by violence, guns and drugs. He was nicknamed after 1970’s star Bootsy Collins by his father. When Boosie was 14 years old, his father died of drug induced causes. After losing his father, he lived with his grandmother. He wanted to make big in basketball. However his hoped were dashed due to his involvement in alcohol, drugs and crimes that led to his expulsion from high school.
Boosie started rapping at the age of 16. He started his music career began when he joined Concentration Camp group in 1998. In 2000, Boosie released his debut album, Youngest of da Camp under Camp Life Entertainment. The album sold over 10000 units.
Boosie, who is a diabetic, had undergone successful surgery to cancer on his kidney in 2015 which he revealed to his fans in a later-deleted social media post. In that post he had urged his fans to pray for his recovery. In February of 2016, he released the album Out My Feelings in the Past chronicling his pain and recovery from cancer. In March of 2016, he paid a visit to Hawaii to celebrate the moment of his recovery from cancer.
In 2004, Boosie paired up with Webbie and released his compilation album, Gangsta Musik which really gained him popularity selling 320,000 units. The album featured popular songs “Give Me That,” “Swerve”, and “Bad Bitch”.
In 2006, Boosie released the CD “Boosie Bad Azz” under a deal with Universal. Records. In the next year he released his next album Azz Mixtapes Vol.2. The following year witnessed the release of The Return Of Mr. Wipe Me Down.
Boosie served imprisonment in the Louisiana State Penitentiary from 2009-14 after pleading guilty to drug charges. In 2010, he was indicted by a grand jury in the murder of a 35-year-old man named Terry Boyd. He also was charged with smuggling large amounts of narcotics into prison with intent to distribute.
In 2011, Lil Boosie was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to the drug charges. He was absolved of the charges of murder in 2012. Boosie released his fourth studio album, “Incarcerated,” on Asylum Records while in prison.
In 2013 while behind the bars he earned his G.E.D. certificate. After his release from prison he changed his name to Boosie Badazz. In 2015 he released his album Touchdown To Cause Hell, the first since being released from prison.
Married to Walnita Decuir-Hatch, Boosie has three children between them. Boosie who has fathered a total of eight children from different mothers, is rumoured to currently dating Deiondra Sanders, daughter of NFL star Deion Sanders. Walnita Decuir has written a book named When Music Stops.
Net Worth of Boosie Badazz
Boosie had clocked in at $4.5 million before going to jail. In 2016 $469,000 was allegedly stolen from his account with the Capital One Bank in New Orleans.
Apart from his music, he is very involved with charitable works. He has distributed thousands of bicycles and turkeys during Easter and Thanksgiving. He has given away Christmas baskets for homeless children. He had also helped the flood victims in his home state of Louisiana by supplying them with bottled water, clean underwear and hygiene kits.
One of the biggest names in the rap game, Boosie Badazz is considered a legend by his fans. He has to overcome some huge odds to make it big in hip-hop. In 2009, he was taken into custody and charged with different rimes. After spending the next five years in jail, he was released from the prison in 2014 and has since refocused his career. He had written 1100 songs in jail.
Many of his fans refer to Boosie as the Tupac of the South. He is involved with several charity works.