Torrence Hatch (born November 14, 1982), known professionally as Boosie Badazz, is an American rapper and songwriter from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hatch was bestowed the nickname Boosie by his family, and he was raised in Southside Baton Rouge. As Boosie, he has released numerous regular studio albums while also contributing to a number of mixtapes and compilations.
Hatch served time in the Louisiana State Penitentiary from 2009 to 2014, having been sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to drug charges. He was released early on March 5, 2014. On October 20, 2014, Lil’ Boosie officially changed his name to “Boosie Badazz.”