Lil’ Boosie Needs A Milli

“[The negotiations] they going good… Same old Boosie keeping the game catering to the ladies. I brought nine songs to the album from my in-house studio. So they gotta come up for that label deal. [The record companies] gotta give me the label deal. They offered me 1.5 million for 5 albums. But that ain’t no money. I need a million dollars an album. Right now I’m in talks with Asylum, I’m already in a situation with them. We good. They fittin’ to give me my own lane. I carry every label on my back. I always been a leader my whole life. Always been a leader on the streets and I carried it over to the music. It’s gonna be Bad Azz Entertainment. I got a 16 year-old girl and she real nice.”

-Lil’ Boosie, SOHH.com

As the late, great Pimp C would say, “Hol’ up!!”

Boosie caters to the ladies? Word? Sorry. I was thrown by that one. The nigga wants a million and thinks he’s LL Cool J. Wowsers. The sherm must be extra strong down there. Fuck.

Where the hell was I? Oh, yeah…

First of all, what kind of nigga goes around talking about financial specifications of their record deals? I guess the same kind of nigga who walks around with stacks of cash in hand for attention.

Whether you’re lying about the numbers or not, talking about your contract is a no-no, Boosie. I can’t think of a label on the planet that would take kindly to their newest niglet discussing the particulars of his deal to various media outlets.

Second of all, where does Boosie get the idea he’s worth a million dollars per album? Is he talking about a $1M flat-rate per-album deal? Does he mean a million dollar advance per record? How the fuck does Boosie expect to recoup a million dollars?

Third, just because you have a home studio and can put nine records on a CD-R doesn’t mean you have a label, let alone a label worthy of a subsidiary deal. Although, I can’t blame a nigga for getting stoked at the exciting and lucrative prospects of scraping what’s left in the barrel from 50,000 units sold on Warner/Asylum/Trill/Bad Azz/Did I Leave Anybody Out? Okay. I Can Finally Eat.

Sounds more like Lil’ Boosie Dumb Azz to me.

On what planet is $300,000 for a record “not no money”, anyway? I guess whatever planet the niggas who spend that much on costume jewelry come from. I remember these dudes from the south–back in the good-old days, of course—that would go out there and get that for real for serious independent bread, know’m tombout? They set themselves up for actual millions. Major labels and distributors knocked on their doors because of the equity they built for themselves. I’m not sure if No Limit and Rap-A-Lot ring bells anymore, but these are the first two examples that come to mind. Of course, I speak of their “out the trunk” work before they partnered up with bigger labels and distributors.

There were many more like them who did much better for themselves keeping shit in-house back before it was the cool thing to do, too. They weren’t all in the south, neither.

And, no—Trill Entertainment doesn’t count as an independent. Neither does Asylum. When a fucking Santa Maria-sized slaveship such as Warner Music Group is carrying you across the Middle Passage, you’ve forgone the right to call yourself an indie.

While we’re on the subject, this includes you, Cam’ron. I’m sorry. Crime Pays is not an indie release. Regardless how often you like to tell people as much.

On an entirely unrelated note, I’m pretty sure I could find a million dollars worth of support from people who want Boosie to stop making terrible World Star videos.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Let a nigga hold a million right quick. I got a CD burner! ron@ronmexicocity.com

  • Jimmy Wulf

    FUck Pierzy. I couldn’t agree with you more homie. Lil Boosie looks like an imitation Flavor Flav and cannot rap and has a vocabulary of an eight year old. How any label is throwing money at this imbecile is beyond my wildest dreams. If Pimp C were around these days he would have slapped this little raisin ass nigga for these comments.

  • HNIC

    Somebody needs to tell him that Pride & Greed are two of the seven deadly sins… Stupidity should be the eigth.

    • HNIC

      That would be eighth… damn you public school education!

  • http://www.divehiflylo.com PARIS PERSHUN

    WELL, NO BULLSHIT I WAS JUST PLAYIN THAT NIGGA CD ABOUT 15 MINUTES AGO… NOT SAYIN HE DESERVE A MILLION EVERY CD BUT THIS ONE IS ACTUALLY KINDA NICE….. JUST SAYIN’

    GO DOWNLOAD “POWER OF THE TONGUE” MIXTAPE… CLICK MY NAME

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “US PLACERS” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP)

    • Silly Chilly Willy

      Good call on CRS, that joint is my shit !

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “When a fucking Santa Maria-sized slaveship such as__________________________(insert ANY music label here)

  • brand-new

    lil boosie needs to…..quit rap period!! god damn, dude is beyond wack! maybe i’m getting too old, but to each his own.

  • Mr. North

    It would be nice to know what YOU consider to be an independant release then in todays world. CD’s have to be distributed….

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      that’s only because true indie labels are no longer part of the hip-hop industry. we’ve fully bought into the need for a major distributor such as polygram. to the point where artists who haven’t even grown into needing them think they do.

      sadly, i don’t remember hip-hop’s last true indie release. the last one i bought was probably some super-underground shit no one would even know if i mentioned it by name. that’s actually a big part of what’s wrong with our genre. if we had more people doing it for themselves…

      but because they’re not, every imprint wants to call itself an independent. almost as if to say they’re indie by comparison, but they don’t do the groundwork, make the calls, deal with the retailers on a personal level on the day to day… blah blah…

      with that said, if fools wanted to get back to that and do it up, they totally could. that’s when you have full control and stand to make the most money.

      see: every other genre of popular music not named hip-hop. they’ve got indie scenes/artist communities that are not necessarily underground but are doing this.

      not sure if that’s what you were going for, though.

      • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

        and for the record, i think someone like boosie would be a prime candidate for benefiting from the mode of operation i speak of.

        anyone with double-digit thousand bankable fans should be looking to work it out that way. if you absolutely must be a show horse for a major at some point, your time will come and it will be clear when such a situation will benefit you.

        • nicholasdelorejo

          I gotta disagree with you Mex. I thing artists need to sign to the major labels simply because of the damage that previous artists have done by signing to the majors. In my experience to many fans now aren’t even giving a rapper attention unless he has some type of major label affiliation. Take Drake for instance. His mistapes are about a pretty old. The music was still there it just label promotion to get people to notice it. Not saying anything about his work but my point is that the fans now are not as curious to give a unknown artists a chance as they once were. A major label endorsement to them means quality were underground means “wasn’t good enough”.

        • http://WWW.MAJORMUVS.COM *BLOCK*

          BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!1

          SORRY I GOTTA AGREE WIT RON MEX ON THIS ONE….INDEPENDANT IS PROBABLY THE BEST ROUTE….ITS ALL ABOUT HOW U GRIND AND MARKET YOURSELF…IF YOU ARE IN A STATE LIKE SOUTH CAROLINA (WHERE I AM) IT MAKES IT A BIT HARDER TO GET YOURSELF OUT BUT YOU CAN STILL DO IT..ESPECIALLY WITH IT BEING EASIER TO HAVE VIDEOS,MIXTAPE,DVDS AND WHATEVER ELSE PRODUCT YOU COME UP WITH SPREAD ACROSS THE WORLD…YOU WOULD MOST LIKELY COME OUT BETTER BECAUSE YOU SEE MORE OF THE MONEY COME BACK TO YOU….YOU MIGHT NOT GET A FRONT ROW SEAT AT THE GRAMMY’S BUT YOU WILL HAVE COMPLETE FREEDOM WITH YOUR ART (CAN ALSO BE A DOWNFALL DEPENDING ON THE ARTIST LOL) TAKE FOR INSTANCE TEXAS ARTISTS…..THEY HAVE A BIG STATE BIG POPULATION SO ITS NOTHING FOR THEM TO SELL CDS OUT THE TRUNK AND DO GREAT NUMBERS WITHOUT NEEDING HELP FROM MAJOR LABELS….TO ME MAJOR LABELS ARE KILLING THE RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC SCENE…ITS OVER SATURATED WITH ALL THE STUFF LISTENERS HATE BUT BECAUSE MOST LISTENERS ARE ALSO TREND/FAD FOLLOWERS THEY GO WITH IT….INDIE BOMBAYE INDIE BOMBAYE!!!!!!!! I WAS GONNA SAY MORE BUT I GOTTA GET BACK TO WORK!!

      • Jack Tripper

        Tony Draper’s Suave House in Houston was also puttin in down real tough on the independent scene. They was popping before No Limit. 8 Ball and MJG should come to mind when you think of Suave House.

        • pimpin early

          suave house=mr.mike

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Let me say that this has nothing to do with being region racist.

    The only thing I know this dude for is getting arrested. Didn’t he run over some kid in his driveway? Thats not a joke, btw. Oh, & that classic low-top fade, like I was rocking in 89-90.

    Good luck with the your endevours, Juice Man.

    Oh shit, I mean Boosie.

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    When you put it like this->> “On what planet is $300,000 for a record “not no money”, anyway?

    I feel you. With show money,good wealth management, and endorsements and over all buisness sense he could turn that 1.5 into 5 million easy. Some niggaz aint going to see 300 thousand in thier life time. SMH

  • caino

    Like Mex said, this dude wants 1 mill a record !! what planet is he on?? If a record company gave him that then he didnt do those numbers then he is a slave untill that money paid off! If he is truly independent he can make real money doing for himself , if he sell 50k upwards!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Turns up Masta Ace & Ed O.G. “Lil” real loud…

  • Worley

    I would call a “label” independent if they are dealing with a major solely for distribution. Master P had such a deal and I believe Rae’s new situation with EMI is for distribution only. There is no way an artist is going to have albums out in Cali, FLA and NY on some out the trunk sh*t. In any event, it beats the 12 cents on the dollar (after you recoup) slave contract routinely handed out.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MAJORMOVES555 *BLOCK*

    BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FOR A WHILE I HAD NO RESPECT FOR THIS DUDE…THEN I SAT DOWN AND LISTENED AND REALLY HE AINT BAD AT ALL…HIS VOICE MAKES IT HARD TO LISTEN TO AT FIRST….I WOULD SAY A LABEL SHOULD GIVE HIM A MILLION AN ALBUM…THEY WOULDNT LOSE….NOT NOW ATLEAST…OL BOY MOUSE THAT DO HIS TRACKS GOT HOT BEATS…WEBBIE HOLD HIS OWN TOO…I WOULDNT SAY HE WOULD BE A NATION WIDE ACT LIKE LUDACRIS OR SOMEBODY BUT HE STILL DOES HIS THANG…AND AS FAR AS TRAP RAPPERS…I WOULD PUT HIM SOME WHERE NEAR THE TOP….HIGHER THEN MOST OUT NOW…JUST MY OPINION THOUGH

    • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

      full co-sign.

      boosie has a whole movement. i feel him tryna make it on his own label & shit. he’s already accomplished & he always gon make noise in the south.

  • Brooklyn

    i fucking hate lil boosie, not only is he whack, but i can’t stand the sound of his voice. he sounds like a louisiana urkel, with that nasally high pitched voice. and as poor as this nigga was, and as horrible as his music is, he should be glad someone’s willing to pay him ten fucking dollars, let alone $300,000.

  • Jimmy Wulf

    Why are we even having this conversation? Lil Boosie is trash; he has 0 lyrics, cannot flow to a beat and has a compilation for an album. His song w/ Webbie and Jeezy is ruined by virtue of his voice. He should be promoting Weebie and his other rappers, rather than promoting himself. No one gives a shit if he writes songs for the ladies; he looks like an imitation Flavor Flav. Mexico you are ignorant; you need some sort of distribution to sell your cd-whether it be EMI, etc. What are rappers going to do; go to Barnes and Nobles and slang Cd’s? Come on man, you need some sort of machine behind you to distribute your album; it need not be Warner Music Group, but it beats Analogram or these other virtual processes; Furthermore, PARIS PERSHUN- your ears are obviously fucked up. Him and nice-ha thats like saying 2pac and Jay-z would have done a joint Cd is 2pac were alive. Get your head out of your ass Paris. I don’t care about regions, I like T.I., Wayne, UGK, Outkast, Z-Ro, etc.-Boosie=Straight Trash, sewage disposal type trash, get the fuck outta here

    MODERN WARFARE NIGGGAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Escobar9300

    Good Drop Mex, Boosie is hot garbage. I do disagree with your comment that there aren’t any good indie releases anymore. My answer to that statement? Immortal Technique, the undisputed king of the underground. ‘Nuff Said.

  • http://www.mindofq.com Q-Bot

    Actually there is a sizable ammount of indie hip-hop/rap out there, just check out sites like CD Baby that let you independently release music. They’ll even create CD’s and put it on iTunes for you if you’d like.

    • http://www.mindofq.com Q-Bot

      Also I agree completely that Lil Boosie should have fell off the face of the rap Earth ages ago.

  • Anonymous

    fuck that boosie legendary down south

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  • http://xxlmag.com Deez

    yall niggas are crazy,, yall just ride other rappers dick so much that yall can barely tell good music nowadaze.. yall r sayin hez whack, and stuff. Have u lost ur freakin mind. Plus u crazy hos need 2 chill out tlkin bout “he want a mill !! hes out of his mind”. Yall are dumb, i doubt he meant that so literally. Idk how much artist get paid though but i know if ur a rap artist who dropes 9 albums like that with no problems and has plenty of labels then you should be making break. It really boils down to yall being haters, but I can’t change that because yall can’t change that so hell. Really lil boosie can’t rap lmao. That comment is actually kind of funy. no further comment its clear that yall niggaz are plain retarded

  • NOLIA BOY

    FREE LIL BOOSIE