Former Cash Money Records rapper B.G. has addressed recent claims of a Hot Boyz reunion, revealing the regrouping was Lil Wayne‘s idea.
The Southern-bred emcee confirmed a reunion album is in works.
“It’s gonna be all the original members, it’s gonna be me, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Turk is supposed to be coming home March 16th,” B.G. said in an interview. “We’re gonna do it regardless because the streets keep asking for it…Mannie Fresh created the Hot Boyz sound; it’s only right that Mannie Fresh gives us that heat…Wayne made the deal; he came to us. He had a deal for a soundtrack, and he wanted to make it a Hot Boyz soundtrack. He reached out to me and Juvenile…Before the reunion album, we’re gonna’ do an album which is inspired by a motion picture.” (Word of South)
Incarcerated member Turk previously spoke with SOHH about the group’s reunion.
“As far as the Hot Boys being broken up for a minute, it was nothing more than a family fallout,” Turk wrote in a 2007 statement. “Lil’ Wayne, B.G. and Juvie are my brothers for real. Everything is back to the way things should be right now and that I look forward to joining the group and being heavily involved in the forthcoming Hot Boys reunion project. Expect this album to go down as a classic in hip-hop history.” (SOHH)
In addition to re-joining the group, Lil’ Wayne is working on many other projects.
Wayne is putting together Tha Carter IV, his rock album Rebirth, the Hot Boys reunion LP and an album featuring all the artists on his Young Money label, including Mack Maine, Jae Millz, Kid Kid and Nicki Minaj. (MTV News)
The Hot Boyz have over a decade of music under their belts.
Formed in 1997, the Hot Boys consisted of four youthful rappers from the same neighborhood of New Orleans, LA. Two of the four, B.G.and Juvenile, were already regionally successful, each having spent several years making a name for themselves in the local rap scene. The two newcomers, Lil’ Wayne and Young Turk, rapped with a polished style that belied their age and inexperience. (All Music)