The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King
This is probably one of the few times Lil Boosie will ever be mentioned alongside MLK , but the quote sums up the turbulent and emotional life of Torrence Hatch. The story is public record. What started as a two-year term doubled to four and accusations of murder for hire has one of the most beloved Southern artists of all-time eye-to-eye with the death penalty. If there was ever a post I found myself jealous of on TSS, it was David’s revealing interview with the man himself nearly a year ago today. Not necessarily because of the pills in the exit hole revelation but mainly due to Boosie’s emotional, yet expressive mindstate at the time.
In what will be a nine part series and prelude to his Incarcerated LP, Motion Family looks to shed light on the life of Boosie during his last days as a free man. I don’t know if Bad Azz is guilty and I don’t feel as if I have the right to really say whether he is or not. One thing I will do, however, is pray for his family. A sense of uneasiness came over me watching this clip just seeing how dependent his entire lifeline is on him recording song after song and rocking show after show. If I’m worried about how they’re managing without dude, I can only imagine how many sleepless nights Boosie’s had as a result,
It’s just real life shit, man.
Witnessing his actions and taking into account what wasn’t said, the amount of stress is beyond evident. Cigs help mask the pain, but they do little to take it away. You’re not supposed to know what the future looks like. Well, this is what it’s like when you do.