Torrence Hatch, known professionally as Boosie Badazz, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hatch was bestowed the nickname Boosie by his family, and he was raised in Southside Baton Rouge.
He was already a hero in his home state when he was sentenced to two years in prison in the fall of 2009. While locked up, he became a cult hero. The state tried to bring drug charges and a murder case; for the latter, prosecutors played his music in the courtroom and tried to paint Boosie as a cold-blooded killer.
Against overwhelming odds, he was freed in March of 2014 and immediately went on a ceaseless tear through the rap industry.