Boosie BadAzz had to put rap on the back burner over the past few weeks. He had more pressing matters to contend with after being diagnosed with kidney cancer and undergoing surgery. Now that he’s in better health, Boosie’s sharing his life-threatening experience with a new project, In My Feelings (Goin’ Thru It), complete with 10 new tracks.
When he was first diagnosed, I told a friend that I wasn’t all that shocked by the news. Throughout his career, Boosie’s always talked about his battles with diabetes and kept fans familiar with how treating the disease was part of his daily regimen. And, let’s face it: he spent several years behind bars where the diet and health treatment were likely not as favorable as what the BadAzz would’ve received in the free world.
But, how he managed to survive his bid was part of the reason why worrying about Boosie wasn’t a major concern for me. Throughout his life and career, the rapper’s managed to defy the odds and used turmoil to strengthen his resolve. His ability to survive his struggles and put it into songs are just as important as the struggles themselves. He’s always survived and thrived.
Where we as listeners benefit at is BadAzz’s willingness to share all the emotions associated with each of these different trials and stages. In My Feelings is just a continuation of what he’s always done, another chapter in the book of BadAzz. Stream the project for free below and purchase it on iTunes.