“The Boosie Fade” has taken on great meaning since it was first popularized by its namesake Boosie Badazz. For those who don’t know, “The Boosie Fade” is essentially a haircut colloquially associated with the Baton Rouge rapper, by which the sides of his scalp are shaven clean, while the top remains at a modest length. This cartoon rendering should give you a vague idea.


“Barber Tutorials” like the one below, have put “The Boosie Fade” in the hands of the DIY crowd, and this YouTuber isn’t alone in championing the fade on the platform. “The Boosie Fade” is also a regional fixture in barbershops across the country, and well on its way to becoming culturally idiomatic, if it hasn’t already. 

Boosie Badazz was on Raquel Harper’s BET program Raq Rants to discuss a whole range of issues, including his plans to get the “The Boosie Fade” trademarked within the Federal Courts. He told Harper that he has his lawyers working around the clock to secure exclusive naming rights.

The reason being: Boosie is tired of “Hollywood-types” profiting off the hairstyle when it appears in movies and television. He compared its intellectual usage rights to a production company using a Marvin Gaye song without a license. Does he have a point?