Boosie Badazz explains how Pimp C “made him better”
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Boosie Badazz explains how Pimp C "made him better"

Boosie Badazz has had a long career in the music industry, and although he arguably peaked during the crunk era of the mid-2000s, he still regularly appears on podcasts and radio shows to speak about his career and share his opinions on contemporary hip-hop.

Although some of Boosie Badazz’s regular appearances on Vlad TV can be hard to listen to, with his scathing opinions and often bitter-sounding commentary about his peers, he frequently tells some hard truths and prompts the culture to reflect on what it is producing and where it’s going.

His opinion aside, Boosie (real name Torrence Hatch) has had an illustrious career and boasts a hefty discography. However, in an interview on B High ATL, with Brian Hightower, Hatch unveiled that UGK member Pimp C is partially responsible for helping him navigate through the music industry.

The Baton Rouge native spoke highly about UGK members Bun B and the late Pimp C and unveiled that in the 1990s they took him under their wing as a fellow Southern rap artist. Speaking about the duo, Hatch explained, “They just looked out for me, man. ’m young, bro! Bun got my d**k sucked in VIP the first time I met him.”

He continued, laughing, “Real sh*t, I swear to god. Bun got me some head like the first time we [met]. They looked out for me — we was they people.” Boosie unveiled that he never asked them to help him but that they just extended an olive branch.

Focusing more on Pimp C’s impact concerning his career, Boosie explained that when the UGK member signed him to his Trill Entertainment label in 2001, he gave him knowledge about business and becoming an owner. 

Reflecting on how he assisted him, Hatch asserted, “He always made me bette. I could never satisfy him. Even a b*tch I’d bring around, ‘The b*tch need to get her feet right.’ Like damn, I thought this b*tch was fine. I’m trying to show her off.”

He continued adding, “But he made me better, like he’d come in there and listen to some shit and be like, ‘It’s iight. You can come funkier than that, n*gga.’ I use that as a CEO now I use those tactics.”

Boosie released several albums under the late Pimp C at Trill Entertainment, including Bad Azz, Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz, Incarcerated, and Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, all of which debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200.

You can hear Boosie seaking about Pimp C on B High ATL below.