Lil Boosie
Bad Azz


1.0
awful

Review

by Connor Welsh USER (13 Reviews)
June 23rd, 2010 | 45 replies | 9,830 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: In Honor of His Indictment, Ladies and Gentlemen, I Present To You, Lil Boosie: Bad Azz.

7 of 7 thought this review was well written

Chances are, you’ve been to a graduation party or a birthday party where brightly-colored, helium filled celebratory balloons were scattered about. As you got older (or maybe you didn’t need to age at all), at least once, you probably took a couple hits of helium and spent a solid hour recording and listening to yourself say obnoxious things, only to realize about two or three hours later that it really wasn’t that funny. The momentary joy you found in shallow-rooted humor wisped away into a more disheartening and sobering afterthought. What does this have to do with Lil Boosie’s album Bad Azz? A lot more than you think.

Let’s assume for a moment that you’ve never had the pleasure (or lack thereof) of listening to Lil Boosie before. Maybe you’d heard either of his “hits,” “Wipe Me Down” or “Zoom” on the radio, but probably hadn’t thought anything of it (or even commit any of it to memory). So while searching through the Best Buy bargain bin and finding Bad Azz in its entirety for $2.99, it probably seemed like a pretty good deal. Slide into the driver’s seat of your car, pop in the album and the first thing to meet your ears is far from the bargain bliss you expected. Instead, you’re treated to his nasally, whiney voices on the introduction to “When You Gonna Drop.” “Okay,” you say to yourself. “It’s just his conversational voice, surely his rapping can’t be THAT bad.” Again, you’re wrong, as later in the very same song, the same high-pitched drone raps over the glitzy, electronic beat, “My phone won’t let me sleep at night/My razor phone is prepaid/Them Nextels is like AIDS.” What?

Aside from being a staunch advocate for Motorola, Boosie, like many of his comrades, is quite outspoken about his marijuana and drug usage, which is chronicled in his album closer and homage to Mary Jane, “Smokin’ On Purple.” Few words can express how comically terrible this song is. Often times, a rapper will strive for a rhyme that is so “out there” it results in a snicker of pity, whereas Boosie’s antics on “Purple” result in a full-blown eruption of laughter (and also pity). Chances are, you'll lose it Somewhere between his squealy “yeeeeeaaaaah” in each chorus and his references to his numerous (I believe the number is six) children. His complete lack of flow and sense of rhythym is exploited further by Webbie, who, while still a relatively talentless featured artist at least has decent flow--but then again, I’d be willing to bet just about everyone has “decent” flow if they’re rapping in the same song as Lil’ Boosie.

And finally, no entry-level rap album would be complete without an abysmal slow-jam aimed towards a nameless “love” (or set of boobs/genetalia). This comes to fruition on Bad Azz on the song “Distant Lover,” brilliantly displaying Lil’ Boosie’s soft side with the opening lyrics, “Wish I could *** her every day/touch her in every way,” and continues into the first verse with the nonsensical lyrics, “You’ve got me turning into Mr. Telephone Man.” Again: What? Ultimately, not only are the lyrics atrocious, the beat is far too soft and crooning compared to Lil Boosie’s fast, high pitched and coarse voice, making it very hard to believe he’s even trying to be sensual.

None of this is to say that the three aforementioned songs are the worst on the album--they’re just the most memorable, in the worst ways possible. Songs like “*** You” show Boosie’s expansive vocabulary, while still utilizing the same over-produced and over done beats and the same, nagging voice. In fact, really every song is as bad, or worse than the last. With poor rhymes, worse beats and the worst voice, Bad Azz places a lot more emphasis on Bad than on anything else.



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xxKillWithASmile
June 23rd 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This'll be my last bad rap review for a long time. I just figured I had to cause no one was givin' Boosie any love.

Psilocyanide
June 23rd 2010



1823 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Lol you didn't quite give him any love either. And I can't blame you, I have no desire of listening to this.

illmitch
June 23rd 2010



5429 Comments


lil boosie is fucking awesome but im not surprised people here dont like him

Bulldog
June 23rd 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

not a surprise ^^^

good review. im voting

but lol lil boosie isnt THAT bad...

OR IS HE

Psilocyanide
June 23rd 2010



1823 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Mitch for as good as some of the stuff you like is, I'm surprised that you can like some one this bad.

Counterfeit
June 23rd 2010



17819 Comments


nah he is

xxKillWithASmile
June 23rd 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I mean...he's pretty bad guys.

illmitch
June 23rd 2010



5429 Comments


not even gonna get started with you people

might get this album though

Psilocyanide
June 23rd 2010



1823 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

You people? What do you mean, you people?!?

illmitch
June 23rd 2010



5429 Comments


SET IT OFF IN THIS MOTHAFUCKA
SET IT OFF
YOU CHUMPIN LIKE A FROG WE GON PUT YOU ON THAT WALL
SET IT OFF IN THIS MOTHAFUCKA
SET IT OFF
MY CLICK ALL DOGS BITCH DONT MAKE ME SET IT OFF, NIGGA

HenchmanOfSanta
June 23rd 2010



1852 Comments


Please add Andre "Shotime" Jackson to the site and review his album.

Bulldog
June 23rd 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

bitch we out chea
WHAT NIGGA
all da way to gummit wit
all da way one hunid wit
five one slash
bitch we out chea

xxKillWithASmile
June 23rd 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Yeah, I really wanna do that, but I mean, I honestly don't even know what I would say about that album other than
MURDAH MAN MURDAH MAN MURDAH MAN MURDAH MAN
DID IT AND WE'LL DO IT AGAIN
DID IT AND WE'LL DO IT AGAIN.

O.J. Simpson
June 23rd 2010



408 Comments


hey dude, as much fun as it is to write reviews of albums you hate a lot, i think it's time for you to write a review of a rap record you like. Just saying.

Foxhound
June 23rd 2010



4570 Comments


i liked boosie before he started killing people



illmitch
June 23rd 2010



5429 Comments


max his favorite bands include the devil wears prada

think twice about what you ask for

xxKillWithASmile
June 23rd 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

@O.J.: Yeah, I know. I just saw that there weren't any ratings, let alone reviews of this album, so I felt obliged to put up
something. Admittedly, even as fun a review as it was to write, it definitely isn't my best. I'll get around to it soon-ish.
Recently I've had way too much time on my hands, but I'm going to start getting busier so who knows when I'll actually
get around to it.
Also, IllMitch, I wouldn't say they're one of my favorite bands anymore. I'll always have a soft spot for them because
they got me into metalcore and really core music as a whole, but they definitely aren't one of my favorites.

ThePalestMexican
June 23rd 2010



2816 Comments


wait....this guy is 27? and has 6 kids?
oh wait! he grew up in a bad neighborhood, and didn't have a dad
this makes everything okay

xxKillWithASmile
June 23rd 2010



240 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Random neg?

O.J. Simpson
June 23rd 2010



408 Comments


max his favorite bands include the devil wears prada

think twice about what you ask for


oh fer real? lololol



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