The Hot Boys (often styled as Hot Boy$) is a music American hip hop group active from 1996 to 2001 and reformed in 2007. The group consists of rappers formerly on the New Orleans-based record label, Cash Money Records. The members are Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G. and Turk.
The members of the group were rappers, Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile and Turk. Bulletproof soon left the group after the formation to pursue a solo career, though he was still featured on many of the group's tracks during the year of 1997. The Hot Boys made their first official appearance together on B.G.'s third studio album, It's All on U, Vol. 1. They soon released their debut album entitled, Get It How U Live! which sold over 400,000 copies primarily in New Orleans. The album charted nationally as well at #37 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
In 1998, Cash Money Records agreed to a $30 million pressing and distribution contract with Universal Records. This led to releases such as 400 Degreez by Juvenile, which was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. The Hot Boys made numerous appearances on many of the albums' tracks such as, "Back That Azz Up" featuring Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh, and "Ha", where the Hot Boys were featured in the music video. The album also contained a remix of "Ha" featuring the Hot Boys. The Hot Boys appeared on both Lil Wayne and B.G.'s albums in 1999, Tha Block Is Hot, by Lil Wayne, and,Chopper City in the Ghetto, by B.G.. Both albums were certified Platinum. The group also released singles such as, "Bling Bling" and "Cash Money Is An Army" by B.G., "Tha Block Is Hot" and "Respect Us" by Lil Wayne, and "U Understand" and "I Got That Fire" by Juvenile. Turk made his first and only solo album with Cash Money Records in 2001 entitled, Young & Thuggin'. The album was also certified Gold, and included singles such as, "It's In Me", "Untamed Guerrilla", and "Freak Dem Girls".
On July 27, 1999, The Hot Boys released their second studio album entitled, Guerrilla Warfare, which reached #1 on the Billboard magazine Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #5 on the Billboard 200. It featured two charting singles, "We on Fire" and "I Need a Hot Girl". "I Need a Hot Girl" peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100. Guerrilla Warfare went platinum just within a few months[vague]. The album also had contributions from the Big Tymers, Birdman and Mannie Fresh. Just like the group's previous album, Mannie Fresh produced every track.
* 1997: Get It How U Live! * 1999: Guerrilla Warfare * 2003: Let 'Em Burn
* 2000: Baller Blockin' Soundtrack (with Cash Money Millionaires)