As a member of
the Three Six Mafia, Gangsta Boo was part of one of the most successful independent
rap groups to emerge out of the south.
She shocked the
rap world last year when she announced that she would clean up her profanity
laced rhymes and was actually seeking out god.
In this candid
interview, Boo talks about beef, business and being independent.
You've been out of the limelight for a few minutes, what's going on? Gangsta
Boo: What everybody would be doing when they take a break from the game. Just
chilling, working out, writing, preparing myself for whatever.
AllHipHop: So what's
your label situation? Are you independent?
Gangsta Boo: Yes
basically I'm 100% independent. I'm with York Town, Jacob York, and I got a
label deal with him through my own label, which is Crazy Lady Entertainment.
We are distributing the album and we just doing it 100% independent. I did the
major and I said I'm not gonna go back. This album I definitely wanna to do
it independent, we got several proposals from labels, but I don't know. Jacob
is a good friend that helped me out with the whole Hypnotized Minds situation
so, I try to respect his work ethic.
seem to be the best route for a lot of rappers money wise and control of the
Gangsta Boo: Yeah
and it's just like I never really had the opportunity. I had creative control,
don't get me wrong, with Hypnotized when I was doing both albums, but I only
to a certain extent. I just didn't feel comfortable or as
free as I do working by myself. I missed being with them in the studio, but
it was just a big difference. Like I said its all about the money, so I did
the pain. Now I'm like, listen I'm trynna to get paid. I have a family to feed.
AllHipHop: Do you
have any kids?
Gangsta Boo: No
I don't have no children. I'm single. When I say family, I mean my mom, my dad,
my brothers, I got people that depend on me to a certain extent to eat. I gotta
do what I gotta do no matter what it takes.
happened to you doing Christian rap?
Gangsta Boo: Never
did I say I was going out to do Christian rap! What I did say was I wanna clean
up a lot of stuff because I would be embarrassed when my mama or my grandmama
would ask me to listen to a song from my CD. I actually wanted to do something
for them for a change. You aint hearing the same Gangsta Boo that you've always
AllHipHop: I really
like your last album, I think it was definitely under promoted.
Gangsta Boo: I
was definitely getting no support from Loud and Hypnotized Minds. I felt like
it was me all alone on the road. I was like 'I cant take this,' so I decided
to be like 'screw this' and I just left the road. Now that I
look, I wish I had some type of management telling me well 'Boo you can leave
the road and can still promote.' I may have done stuff different but at the
same time things happen for a reason. I really don't have no regrets at it.
what was your main reason for leaving?
Gangsta Boo: Like
I said I felt there wasn't no love and there wasn't no support. They real quick
to say they love each other but them n*ggas aint got no money. They be out on
TV acting like they got money. I still love them
cause I grew up with them, them like my brothers. But I'm like yall still live
in the hood. Yall cant even go to the dentist. LaChat cant even pay her $800
dollar rent and she gotta little boy. n*ggas was not getting paid over
there and to say people weren't loyal? I really don't understand that but I
guess that's a cover up!