Boosie Badazz was always a nickname that the rapper trotted out; his 2006 solo album, which included the banger “Zoom,” was titled Bad Azz, its followup three years later was called Superbad: The Return Of Boosie Bad Azz and his record label imprint is known as Bad Azz Entertainment. But the official name change puts him in the categories of the Jeezy’s and the Bow Wow’s of the rap world who had previously given up the no-longer-age-appropriate “Young” and “Lil” qualifiers in their rap names.
Lil Boosie is out of prison after more than five years behind bars, and now he’s got a new rap name to go along with all that newfound freedom. On two of his most recent appearances—”Beez Like” off Jeezy’s Seen It All and “Jet Fuel” from T.I.’s “Paperwork”—the Baton Rouge MC has been credited in the liner notes as Boosie Badazz rather than his original name Lil Boosie. Today a rep for the rapper confirmed that the liner notes weren’t an accident, and that they reflected an official name change for him.
Since Boosie was released from prison this past March he’s dropped a slew of featured verses, but his long-awaited comeback album, Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, has been pushed back repeatedly since its initial July release date. Currently, there’s no projected date for the LP to hit the streets, but his standout feature on Tip’s Paperwork will hit shelves when the album officially drops tomorrow.