Boosie Badazz Opens Up About Near-Death Experiences & More In First Memoir

By Tony M. Centeno

September 20, 2022

Boosie Badazz
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Boosie Badazz is revisiting some of the most dramatic aspects of his lifetime in his first-ever memoir.

On Tuesday, September 20, Boosie officially released his first book Cross The Tracks: A Memoir via Gallery Books. The seasoned rapper, born Torrence Hatch Jr., shares personal details about the grueling events that shaped his life and career from his legal issues that landed him on Death Row for over three years to his near-death experience with kidney cancer. In his new memoir, Hatch describes how he made it through all of the most trying times of his life.

Boosie Badazz's Memoir
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"I just dropped my book Cross The Tracks," Boosie said in a video on release day. "I need y'all to go support it. I'm dropping s**t back-to-back. I just dropped my book.. Barnes & Noble.. it's everywhere. You gotta go get my s**t. You know it's a movement. You know it's real. I'm the real n***a blueprint of this s**t.

Beginning with a foreword from Charles Burgess, Boosie starts his survival tale with a prologue that recalls his thoughts about being on Death Row for the murder of Terry Boyd a decade ago. Afterward, he takes it back to his humble beginnings in south Baton Rouge and tells his life story from his family's upbringing to the early stages of his rap career.

His new venture as an author is just another addition to the multihyphenate's extensive resume. The rapper recently dropped his Heartfelt album earlier this year with the late Trouble as his sole feature. He's also still involved in the film industry after previously releasing appearing in several independent movies over the years including his 2021 autobiographical film My Struggle.

Cross The Tracks: A Memoir is available now wherever books are sold.

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