Webbie and Lil Boosie used to be inseparable. During their days coming up in Baton Rouge, LA, Webbie and Boo consistently dropped underground mixtapes that caught the interest of the late Pimp C. Once Pimp signed the duo to Trill Entertainment, they released two collaborative albums—Ghetto Stories and Gangsta Muzik—that were highly regarded in Southern rap. It established them as two MCs who could deliver raw, uncut rhymes about their gritty lifestyle.

Their run together didn’t last long. In 2010, Boosie was indicted on a first-degree murder charge and is currently serving time in a Louisiana jail. With Boosie’s imprisonment and the death of Trill associate Lil Phat, Webbie has let those hardships set him back a bit from making music. Now he's re-emerged and seems focused on mapping out a game plan for his forthcoming album, Savage Life 4, as well as preparing for the eventual release of Boosie from his incarceration.

There’s no straight answer on when Louisiana’s most respected rap star will be out. Webbie has been in constant contact with his friend and labelmate, keeping his sprits high by telling him to "stay ready;" once his partner comes out, it’s back to the grind. During Webster’s visit to the XXL offices last week, he talked about Boosie’s absence in an open letter to the fans. Read on to find out why he prays for Boosie, the music they've got planned for his release, and the type of conversations he has with him everyday. Trill Fam for life.—Eric Diep (@E_Diep)