Toss all those #FreeBoosie T-shirts and start painting #WelcomeHome signs. According to Hot 97′s Ebro, Torrence Hatch, p/k/a Lil Boosie, is set to be released from prison on Feb. 13, 2014. That’s just over two weeks away!
There’s been plenty of speculation surrounding Boosie’s long-awaited release, and it seems that each month the hood x hipster following of the Louisiana “Bad Azz” grows. Last month, it was reported that the Baton Rouge rapper would be freed on Aug. 18, 2014. Then Boosie’s brother and manager Taquari Hatch clarified that he could, in fact, be out as early as Feb, as long as he completed two classes while inside.
Lil Boosie has been incarcerated since 2009 for a third-offense marijuana possession charge, as well as a probation violation. Then, in 2011, he pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle drugs into prison. As often happens when you combine notoriety, legal woes and flashy quotables, Boosie’s popularity has skyrocketed to cult-like status. Even Rick Ross‘ MMG put a million-dollar deal on the table last year.
So will 2014 be the year that Boosie goes mainstream? Or will he self-destruct into trap mythology like Gucci Mane?