How the universe manages to align its stars is some extraordinary sh*t at times. A few weeks ago I found myself driving back from Bowie, Maryland, playing an old Boosie CD I made awhile back when the song “Green Light Special” came on (yep, my car is a huge inspiration for what I write here). It had long been one of my personal favorites from dude mainly because I considered it a “jack of all trades” sort of track. You could drink to it. You could smoke to it. You could play it around a female and not have to worry about it being overly aggressive. That’s when the thought popped in my head, “It would have been cool to see a video for this.”
Then, yesterday, Gotty™ sent out a rather harmless tweet to Motion Family. This led to the immediate response of the talented production team revealing the info a new Boosie video would be here today. Now at that moment, I would have been fine with any footage seeing as how I’m a fan of the guy and I want the music to live on by any means necessary.
Come to find out it was “Green Light Special.” Really, what were the chances? The visual was another crisply directed concoction by Motion Family, probably filmed during the marathon of video shoots and studio sessions weeks before Bad Azz turned himself in. Lola Monroe, who I’ve had a thing for since I first saw her at a Drake concert in D.C. in 2009, plays Bonnie to Boosie’s Clyde. I still have no opinion on her rapping seeing as how I’ve yet to hear enough, but she fit fine on this track and if it was good enough for Brother Hatch, then it was good enough for me. Plus, and I swear I’m not trying to be sexist when I say this, she wasn’t a hassle to look at either.
On a more serious note, however, the beginning of the video sees Boosie’s mother commenting on how the entire ordeal is affecting her family both emotionally and financially. Say what you will about whether you think the brother is guilty of the charges presented to him. The case itself essentially boils down to the District Attorney Vs. Lil Boosie; a vendetta allegedly waged by the prosecutor upon hearing a selection of songs speaking ill on him and the police.
The family says the absence hard evidence to hold him is transparent – no murder weapon, money exchanged, know motive or credible evidence. But if convicted, make no mistake about it, he will be sentenced to die. There is no middle ground. It’s simply life or death. Visit boosiejustice.com and follow them on Twitter to keep abreast with the case.
Much respect: Motion Family