Louisiana rapper Lil Boosie is ready to leave a distinctive mark on the rap game by adding fellow Southern hip-hop artist Big K.R.I.T. to his growing collaboration wish list.

According to K.R.I.T., he found out of Boosie Bad Azz’s intent to work with him through a family member.

“It’s crazy because his brother promoted a show for me before Boosie got out, and he was like, “Man Boosie really want to work with you.” And I’m like, “Word?” I’m kind of shocked, like, “Okay, yeah put it together if you can.” And I just kind of went by my way. And then I was in New York, right before SXSW, shooting a video. And he called me, and my man was like, “Boosie want to talk to you.” And I was like, “Word.” And he was just like, “Man, I want to come though, make some beats and vibe.” And I was like, “Hell yeah, I’m there.” (Nah Right)

Recently, G-Unit’s 50 Cent revealed Boosie reached out to him as soon as he became a free man last month.

“Boosie had an idea that we were doing together and I’m not sure if I ever got back his vocals on it. Because right after, he was charged with murder and then that shit just got out of hand. I got to get up with him. He tried to reach out to me as soon as he got out but I was travelling and had so much shit going on. I’ll give him a call this week. I haven’t had a chance to finish [the song] but possibly you can hear something from me and Lil Boosie.” (VIBE)

Boosie Bad Azz recently talked about his fame and wanting to reach rap mogul Jay Z‘s high-profile status.

While he was behind bars, the 31-year-old become a rap champion of sorts, and now that the “Free Boosie” movement can happily quell, the Louisiana native wants to lift himself to “Jay Z status,” he tells BET.com. In the future, he aspires to spread out in different directions, like Hov has done with the Roc Nation record label, in addition to sports, film, and management ventures. Climbing up to Jay’s level is a slow journey, and one that Bossie says he’s ready for. “I know it’ll take a little time.” (BET)

While fans have to wait for its full-length release, behind-the-scenes footage from Boosie and fellow Louisiana rapper Webbie’s “Show the World” shoot landed online a few weeks ago.

Boosie been busy since his release from prison. Having taken his first selfie, dropped a freestyle on the ride home from the pen, and held a press conference, he’s now back with his old running mate Webbie, shooting a video for their song “Show the World.’ Kids, remember what Webbie says, stay in school. Also, don’t forget to wear your Jimmy Graham jersey backwards. (Complex)