Well, this is an odd pairing. Boosie Badazz, formerly known as lil Boosie, snagged Keyshia Cole and J. Cole for his new track “Black Heaven.”
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know anything about Boosie’s music and was completely unbothered when he was released from prison last year (remember when his fans freaked?), but “Black Heaven” seems a little out of the “Wipe Me Down” rapper’s character. Instead of rapping about hitting the club, he reminisces on the legacies of artists like Whitney Houston, and contemplates Malcolm X’s thoughts. “Malcolm X probably wishing he was down here to take our hoods back from the people ain’t from around here,” he raps.
While the song definitely has a more conscious tone than anything else that I’ve heard from him, it isn’t a conscious song. Aside from a few lines mentioning activists and people affected by social injustices like racial profiling, “Black Heaven” mainly consists of hypothetical scenarios of beloved figures interacting in heaven. He imagines Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson creating a hit, and Bernie Mac and Richard Pryor exchanging jokes. If only!
“Black heaven will be featured on Boosie’s up-and-coming album Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, which is set to drop May 26th. Will you be buying? Comment your favorite overlooked Boosie song below!