Torrence Hatch may be best known as Boosie Badazz nowadays, but we remember him as Lil Boosie. It was under that moniker that he released his early work to the world. That work will be the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday segment. 

Boosie's career has been the subject of many ups and downs. In the mid-90s, he began rapping as a part of the group Concentration Camp, whom he joined at age 14. Around the turn of the millennium, he started releasing music on Trill Entertainment, led by UGK's Pimp C. He rose to the top ranks of southern rap, and then was incarcerated in 2010. He was released from prison in 2014. Most recently, Boosie was diagnosed with cancer, which he had removed successfully. 

Through the good and the bad, Boosie has remained an important figure in rap music. Today we look back at some of his early word.