Brooklyn rap veteran Joell Ortiz recently bigged up newcomer Bobby Shmurda and explained just how important his thumping “Hot N*gga” anthem is to the hip-hop game.

In Joell’s perspective, the fellow BK rapper has created an anthem as catchy as former Hot Boys member Juvenile’s late 90’s “Ha” classic.

“It was genuine. It wasn’t made up. It wasn’t gimmicky. It went cause it felt–Everybody liked it. For whatever reason. Nobody was listening like ‘Yo, you heard the bars?’ It was just a party in Flatbush. He made the world want to party on that block…Do y’all remember when we first saw Juvenile ‘Ha’ video? And you was like ‘That’s what New Orleans–That’s what they look like?’ Cause we didn’t really know. ‘That’s Magnolia? Like yo, they wild’…People stopped seeing what New York looked like, man. I’m happy.” (This Is 50 Radio)

Brooklyn native Lil’ Kim released her new “Hot N*gga” remix to the masses on Thursday (August 7).

It seems as if Lil’ Kim has caught a sudden urge to record again. Earlier this week, Queen B jumped on the un-official remix to Nicki Minaj and Beyonce’s‘ “Flawless.” Then Kim dropped “Identity Theft,” which is also aimed at Onika. Today, the Brooklyn rapper put her 16s on Bobby Shmurda‘s “Hot Nigga.” While she doesn’t go at Onika directly on this track, Kim does call her out before the beat drops. (VIBE)

Footage of rap star Lil Wayne dancing to Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga” tune surfaced this week.

We saw pictures yesterday, now here is some footage of Lil Wayne turning up at LIV nightclub in Miami, Florida on August 3rd for “LIV on Sundays”. Weezy F Baby was joined by Future, DJ Scoob Doo, Troy J, Super Hood, DJ Stevie J, Lil Twist, and Mack Maine, who was celebrating his 32nd birthday inside the club. In the clip, Tune can be seen smoking and performing songs such as “Believe Me” and “Karate Chop”, but then when Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga” track starts to play, him and his homies all take their shirts off and go crazy! (Lil Wayne HQ)

Bobby and rapper French Montana‘s new “Hot N*gga” remix emerged online this week.

Following Beyoncé, Drake, and Chris Brown, French Montana is the latest artist to join the Shmurda craze with his remix to Bobby Shmurda’s viral sensation “Hot Ni**a.” The Coke Boy shouts out Meek Mill and even does the Shmurda Dance “on that pu**y.” He plans to drop his new single “Don’t Panic” on August 12, and has been in the studio with Remy Ma. (Rap-Up)

Check out Joell Ortiz’s interview: