After mounted buzz about 2 Chainz recruiting Hot Boys to come back together, the rap star’s long-awaited “Used 2” music video has finally premiered online.
The new music video showcases Hot Boys studs like Juvenile, Lil Wayne and Turk.
2 Chainz takes over New Orleans in the nostalgic video for “Used 2,” directed by Marc Klasfeld. The Atlanta rapper was joined by members of the Hot Boys including Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and Turk (B.G. is currently behind bars) during his visit to the 7th Ward. While sporting a “Free B.G.” T-shirt, he turns up in the streets with the ’90s hip-hop group and watches as a twerking session breaks out. “We just tryna get that whole Hot Boys feel again,” 2 Chainz told Rap-Up TV. “You always want to put the landscaping behind the actual authenticity of the record.” The Mannie Fresh-produced song is the latest single off his sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME, which debuted at No. 3 last month. (Rap-Up)
Footage of the Boys in Chainz’s Mannie Fresh-produced single’s music video surfaced online last month.
For all intents and purposes, Cash Money Records – and the various hands that it’s passed through over the years – is the rap industry’s GOAT. So a little family reunion in the Na’wlins soil that birthed it is always a reason to get excited. Peep this making of video for 2 Chainz’s “Used 2? visuals – Weezy, Juve, Mannie and Turk in all their Big Easy glory, having fun and generally looking like its 1999 all over again. (Smoking Section)
Hot Boys’ Turk recently spoke to SOHH about the music video.
“Let me tell you what it was. 2 Chainz has been a fan of the Hot Boys. He’s from the South. The Hot Boys influenced a whole lot of people from the South that’s in hip-hop right now. 2 Chainz gave me a call. He called me, he called Juvie and he called Fresh and we all answered. We influenced him and through Wayne, it was a Hot Boys reunion without B.G. But we made sure we represented B.G. just like we represented him at the BMI Awards earlier this year.” (SOHH)
In August, Cash Money boss Birdman, former Big Tymer member Mannie Fresh, plus a slew of other notable Cash Money artists including Turk came together for a tribute-based BMI Awards ceremony.
Past and present Cash Money Records stars reunited in celebration of label founders Brian “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams at this year’s Broadcast Music, Inc.’s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held in New York City’s Manhattan Center Thursday (Aug. 22). Ray J split hosting duties with BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and Vice President Catherine Brewton while Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Turk, Mack Maine and Mannie Fresh were all on hand to salute Birdman and Slim’s coveted BMI Icon honor, spotlighting their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” (BET)
Check out 2 Chainz’s “Used 2” music video: