Also known as Lil Boosie, he gained fame for his 2009 album Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz & Bad Azz as well as his prison reputation.
His childhood neighborhood was fraught with gang violence and drug use. His parents named him after funk artist Bootsy Collins. He got his first break when he appeared on one of C-Loc's records.
He released a studio album called Incarcerated in 2010 while spending time in prison for murder and conspiracy. Though facing the death penalty, he was acquitted from his murder charge in 2012.
In 2008, he and Lil Wayne both won Ozone Awards.