Just days after Tupac Shakur was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Boosie announces that he’s working on a new album inspired by the late rapper called BooPac.
In an interview with VladTV, the Louisiana rapper revealed the news.
“I know it’s going to be a big ol’ thang. But it’s in my heart. That’s what I wanna do. I’m naming it BooPac. It’s a double disc, 26 songs, because I’m my generation’s Tupac,” Boosie said.
Boosie goes on to say that his goal is to remind listeners of Pac’s spirit. “A lot of people didn’t grow up on Tupac,” he added. “A lot of people didn’t grow up on Biggie. Those who love that kind of music grew up on me. That’s one reason. Another reason is ‘Pac’s music is forgot about now, that real music that touched you.”
He goes on to explain his respect for Tupac, who he says is his favorite rapper of all time. “The only person I feel like I ain’t accomplished being better than right now is Pac,” Boosie said. “It’s just always been in my mind, since I was nine or 10 years old, that there’s nobody better than ‘Pac. So it’s hard for me to just come out and say, ‘I’m better than ‘Pac.’ Nah! I’m not fin’a just say I’m better than Tupac. I’m the best living at making this music that I make. Tupac gone now so it’s me that make that kind of music.”
At press time, a release date for BooPac has not been announced.