Fans have been waiting patiently for Lil Boosie to drop his new album but it appears that won't happen this year as previously promised. However, the rapper has some other big news to share in the form of a name change.

According to XXL, a rep for Boosie confirms he's officially changed his rap name to Boosie Badazz.

The 31-year-old rhymer has used the nickname throughout his career. Boosie titled his 2006 album 'Bad Azz' and his 2009 LP was called 'Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz,' so the name change shouldn't be a real shock to anyone.

Currently, you can see Boosie Badazz credited on 'Beez Like' on Jeezy's latest project 'Seen It All' and on 'Jet Fuel' via T.I.'s 'Paperwork' album, which is in stores now.

Boosie follows behind such artists as Bow Wow, Twist and Jeezy who removed the "Young" and "Lil" qualifiers in their rap names to reflect their grown-man status.

There's still no word on when Boosie Badazz will drop his comeback album, 'Touch Down 2 Cause Hell,' but the streets are anxiously waiting for it.

In the meantime, you can hear Boosie Badazz on 'Crazy' and the aforementioned singles above.