Boosie Badazz has excitedly promised "one of the coldest blues albums" with his next release.
"My blues album is a real blues album," Badazz told Pitchfork of his upcoming Boosie Blues Café Tuesday. "Blues beats, blues instruments. It's one of the coldest blues albums people will hear." Boosie Blues Café, the tracklist (presented as a menu) and cover art for which Badazz also shared recently, will mark his first experience in the blues world.
Big Pokey Bear, the "king of southern soul," appears to be the album's lone feature. As chip enthusiasts will note, Badazz is indeed holding a bag of his signature Rap Snacks "Louisiana Hot" wavy chips on the cover.
Speaking of chips, Badazz detailed his unique approach to branding in his XXL interview earlier this year. "It can be a doll in Walmart, anything," he said back in May. "I'm just trying to brand anything that can go on forever and make money." The overall goal, he added, is to make "Boosie the brand." A big part of that brand is his Bad Azz Music Syndicate label, which recently announced the signing of Lil Blurry.
Badazz's most recent studio album was last December's BooPac. This year saw the release of the Boonk Gang mixtape.
Boosie Blues Café ends the dry spell with a Thanksgiving day release via all the usual streaming platforms.