16 Songs, 1 Hour 10 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

SuperBad is the second official album from Baton Rouge’s Lil Boosie, who has worked tirelessly over the past several years to craft a style that combines Tupac’s passion and Pimp C’s Southern-fried attitude with his own potent brand of energy. Simply put, no contemporary rapper brings more verve to a track than Boosie. On “My Avenue,” “Top Notch” and “Loose As a Goose,” his nasally flow scorches the beat like a branding iron to a cow’s backside. Boosie is one of the more raucous rappers around, but he’s also one of the sweetest. In “Who Can Love U” (which interpolates Keith Sweat’s slow jam “Nobody”) and “Miss Kissin’ On You,” he plays the wild gangster who can still pen a love letter to his lady: “Miss talking on the phone til' the early morning / Making love off Keith Sweat songs.” Boosie shines on “Better Believe It,” an anthemic posse cut featuring his old best friend (Webbie) and his new best friend (Jeezy), but “Pain” and “Mind of a Maniac” separate him from all the other Southern loudmouths. The former recounts the personal trauma of Boosie’s upbringing, while the latter is a convincing portrait of a soul distressed.

EDITORS’ NOTES

SuperBad is the second official album from Baton Rouge’s Lil Boosie, who has worked tirelessly over the past several years to craft a style that combines Tupac’s passion and Pimp C’s Southern-fried attitude with his own potent brand of energy. Simply put, no contemporary rapper brings more verve to a track than Boosie. On “My Avenue,” “Top Notch” and “Loose As a Goose,” his nasally flow scorches the beat like a branding iron to a cow’s backside. Boosie is one of the more raucous rappers around, but he’s also one of the sweetest. In “Who Can Love U” (which interpolates Keith Sweat’s slow jam “Nobody”) and “Miss Kissin’ On You,” he plays the wild gangster who can still pen a love letter to his lady: “Miss talking on the phone til' the early morning / Making love off Keith Sweat songs.” Boosie shines on “Better Believe It,” an anthemic posse cut featuring his old best friend (Webbie) and his new best friend (Jeezy), but “Pain” and “Mind of a Maniac” separate him from all the other Southern loudmouths. The former recounts the personal trauma of Boosie’s upbringing, while the latter is a convincing portrait of a soul distressed.

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