Lil Boosie: I Wrote 1,018 Songs in Prison!

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Lil Boosie has been in the music studio every night since his March 5 release from prison, laying down some of the 1,018 sounds he wrote while locked up.

But who's counting.

At his "Boosie Speaks" press conference Monday in New Orleans, the Baton Rouge rapper chatted about his new endeavors in and out of the studio.

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Lil Boosie (real name Torrence Hatch), is now looking forward to collaborating with Drake, fellow Louisiana rapper Lil Wayne and even Justin Bieber.

"I just did one (track) with Young Jeezy last night," Lil Boosie said. "Me and Justin Bieber gonna do something, too. I know it's (going to be) a hit."

"I'm always excited about music. I'm like a music fiend. I know music from the '50s, '60s, '70s on up. I just want to work with everybody who's doing their thing."

It's not like he could make Bieber's reputation any worse. Aside from his musical goals, the rapper also has written a book and has plans to make a film.

"I'm trying to get my own liquor, my own clothing line. … My own smell-good cologne. I'm just working, trying to take my success to another level," he said.

"Everything has a time. You can have all this stuff, but everything got to be dropped at the right time." That time for him is long overdue, he believes.

The rapper had been in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola following a 2009 marijuana-related drug conviction. And that's not even the half of it.

While in prison, the rapper spent 20 months in solitary confinement between his indictment for first-degree murder and his acquittal on that same charge.

During those months - more than a year and a half - Lil Boosie said he only communicated with others during daily, 15-minute phone call period.

"It was messed up," he said of the experience.

"That's all I can say. It was messed up."

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