In the latter half of the Aughts, if you were asked who were the Dirty South ambassadors to pop music in the genres of rap and indie rock, the standard answer would be Lil Wayne and Kings of Leon. (I’m somewhat of a hater with regard to the former, somewhat of an apologist for the latter, at least with regard to their first two albums). Wayne was the prolific and gifted lovable sleazeball thug, all off-the-wall cadence, drug infused slurring, and cutesy wordplay. Kings were the backwoods heartthrobs with the barnstorming back story and the big, dumb hooks. Both were legitimate phenomena at one point in time, neither had any right to lay claim to the Dirty South Rap and Indie Rock thrones. Those belonged to the tandem of Lil Boosie & Webbie and the Black Lips, respectively.
2005 saw Boosie & Webbie and the Lips release the albums that would become their statements: Gangsta Musik and Let It Bloom.