Boosie Badazz claimed Suge Knight once tried to sign him
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Boosie Badazz claimed Suge Knight once tried to sign him

Baton Rouge emcee Boosie Badazz is known for being extremely vocal in his opinion and always revealing previously unknown information. That said, in one of his many interviews with DJ Vlad for Vlad TV, the ‘Set It Off’ lyricist unveiled that he was once offered a record deal by Suge Knight.

Speaking with DJ Vlad, Boosie (real name Torrence Hatch) insisted that Knight told him he would be the “next 2Pac” if he signed with Death Row Records. However, after the drama of the 1990s, Boosie decided to remain an independent artist.

During his conversation, Hatch recalled a meeting he had with the now-incarcerated mogul who drove from Los Angeles to Baton Rouge to meet with him. According to Hatch, Knight wanted to recreate energy and buzz that surrounded the label during the the mid-90s.

Opening up about the meeting, Boosie Badazz remembered, “Before I had went to prison, Suge came down there to Baton Rouge. He was talking about signing me, and people was telling him I was his next 2Pac.”

Detailing the encounter, Hatch unveiled that the rendezvous took place at a local shopping mall in Baton Rouge, where they intensely discussed terms. Knight was puffing on a cigar while walking through the building, and even as an outsider, instilled fear in the security guards.

DJ Vlad asked him whether or not he was slightly afraid of Knight, but Hatch explained that he had so much street credibility in Baton Rouge he could never be scared, stating, “When you’re like that, you don’t worry about that. We just chopped it up for a minute.”

During the early days of his career, Boosie was signed to Pimp C’s Texas-based Trill Entertainment. However, when his contract with them ended in 2008, the lyricist unveiled that he wanted to become his own boss.

Detailing this sentiment, Hatch disclosed, “At that time, I wasn’t even really talking to Trill [Entertainment] like that. I was trying to focus on my own label. That’s when I started putting out my own mixtapes, and I had broke away from ’em. I ain’t wanna have no boss no more, I was at a point where I wanted to be the boss. I wanted to call my own shots.”

The Louisiana native insisted he has no regrets about declining the offer, concluding, “Everything happens for a reason. When I’m down with you, I’m down with you,” Boosie explained. “I’d have been beefing with everybody Suge would have been beefing with.” You can watch Boosie Badazz on Vlad TV in the video below.