The rapper who gave Boosie Badazz’s mum $20k
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The rapper who gave Boosie Badazz's mum $20k

Louisiana lyricist Boosie Badazz is an exciting artist and one of only a handful of commercially successful MCs from Baton Rouge. As the creator of Southern rap anthems like ‘Wipe Me Down’ and ‘Set It Off’ the musician (real name Torrence Hatch) has a lot of respect in the South. That said, midway through his 50 Years of Hip-Hop concert in Los Angeles performance, Hatch unveiled that another Southern legend once gave his mum $20,000. 

Last year, hip-hop celebrated its 50th anniversary, and various celebrations took place across the US, which saw a long list of artists performing medleys of their greatest hits. During an event in Los Angeles, Hatch saw Atlanta emcee Jeezy in the audience and let fans know that the Trap Or Die creator helped him financially when he was in jail.

During the impromptu heartfelt moment, Hatch highlighted Jeezy’s presence and told the crowd, “Yeah! That’s my boy! He gave me $20,000 in jail. I’ll never forget it. He gave my mama $20,000 cash. Boy, that ni**a helped. I’m a Jeezy fan for life. I was in jail, and he gave my mama $20,000. All blues! I’ll never forget!”

In 2009, Boosie Badazz faced a slew of legal issues and, after fighting the courts, ended up pleading guilty to a third-offence marijuana possession charge. This would lead to a sentence of one year with a  2-5 year probation following his release.

However, his sentence was increased after he violated the post-plea terms put in place by the judge. In 2010, the ‘Wipe Me Down’ performer was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, three counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and additional drug-related crimes.

Although he wasn’t found guilty of murder, he was sentenced to eight years imprisonment in 2011 but only served three years with parole, which saw an early release for Hatch in 2014.

During a 2014 interview with DJ Skee on Dash Radio, the Louisiana native detailed how Jeezy showed unwavering loyalty to him during his legal troubles. Speaking about Jeezy (real name Jay Jenkins), Hatch disclosed, “Jeezy held me down the most. I used to holler at [Yo] Gotti, I’d holler at Webbie, but I had so much going on that the times I did holler, I’d holler. But I had to focus on my life and getting back to the free world.”

Boosie and Jeezy have collaborated before on tracks such as ‘Better Believe It’, ‘Mercy On My Soul’ and ‘Beez Like’. Furthermore, during an appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, Jenkins called Boosie “a real one!”

You can see Boosie shouting out Jeezy in the video below.

@rapmarathon Boosie salutes Jeezy on live for sending his mom $20K when he was locked up 💯 #boosie #jeezy #foryou #fypシ ♬ original sound – Rap Marathon