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Lil Boosie
The Leak

Contradiction usually breeds confusion, but, within hip-hop, a measured dose of duality can produce large amounts of intrigue. Iconic figures like Nas and 2Pac built classic catalogues with their creative side-switchin’, and if his latest mixtape, The Leak, is any indication, Louisiana’s Lil Boosie is capable of following suit.The disc opens with “Undeniable Talent,” where Boosie brags, “Jewelry like Slick Rick/Keyshia Cole saw me, said, ‘Boosie, that’s too much shit.’” Going from gaudy to grown man, he follows with the bluesy “Doin’ This for U,” where he puts family above all else, droppin’ lines like, “I got a mama so ...

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