AceShowbiz - Boosie Badazz (Lil Boosie) is earning praise from his fans for his latest work. The Baton Rouge rapper has been applauded by his fans after his tribute song to Takeoff titled "Rocket Man" went viral on social media.
"Rocket Man" finds Boosie passionately delivering bars about the rising number of deaths among rappers in the past few years. "We used to be heroes/ Now they shoot us down like we free throws/ Like killing a rapper a cheat code," so the 40-year-old emcee raps.
"(Talk that s**t) Popping perks is cooler than selling kilos/ (Talk that s**t) Women showing too much, lookin' like cheap h*es/ And I hope you know what she knows," he continues spitting bars. "They gon' try to take you before you Takeoff/ Long Live Migo," he adds before going into a honeyed melody where he sings, "this world makes me wanna fly like Rocket Man."
Fans were immediately impressed by the offering, which might be a promising sign that it could drop soon. Many agreed that the song sounds like "old Boosie." One person tweeted, "This sound like that old Boosie [fire emoji]," while another gushed, "Boosie got a classic with this one!! [rocket emojis]."
A third opined, "I have never consciously listened to a Boosie song and some of his rants in the past had me give him the side eye. Lately he has been saying some harsh truths and this skng [sic] sounds." Someone else added, "This is incredible. You feel the pain, and glory in his lyrics and voice."
Boosie Badazz has released a slew of new music this year, following a prolific run in 2020 and 2021. Following the releases of "Back To BR" and "Mississippi", he blessed fans with "Heartfelt" in February. Shortly after, he dropped off the deluxe edition.
As for Takeoff, he was shot and killed on November 1 in Houston, Texas. He was at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston with his uncle Quavo around 2:35 A.M. when investigators said shots rang out during an afterparty attended by around 40 people.
The 28-year-old rap star, who was one-third of the Migos trio alongside Quavo and his cousin Offset, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims, 23-year-old Quavo's assistant Joshua "Wash" Washington and 24-year-old female, checked themselves into a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.