Lil Boosie in Ratchet City

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As the fellas at DGB took a couple trips down Lil Boosie memory lane, I was reminded of how largely skipped-over his brief association with Shreveport, LA’s Lava House Records is in the internet’s annals.

Mr. Mandingo, Angie Locc, Phunk Dawg, Bigg Pappa and Untame Mayne put out some solid jams in the late 90s and early 21st century, with 99’s “Da Ratchet” catching on as a micro-regional hit, but it took Boosie’s version a few years later for the song to become a bona fide Louisiana radio monster.

Street Tapes Vol. 1 not only chronicles the development of “Da Ratchet”, but provides us with some rarely heard songs from Boosie, Webbie and Hurricane Chris. As these songs are a lot more raw than their later work, fans of the Trill guys will love this stuff.

Lava House & Lil Boosie ‘Street Tapes Vol. 1’

Da Ratchet (1999)

Da Ratchet (Remix)

Do Tha Ratchet (1st Lil Boosie Version)

Do Tha Ratchet (Final Trill ENT Version w/ Webbie, 2006)

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