A Brief History of Drake's Relationship with New Orleans Bounce

"Nice for What" is the latest in Aubrey borrowing from the long-running Louisiana sound of Big Freedia and others.


The Photographer Who Shot the Hot Boys on the Cusp of Stardom

Richard Ross travelled from New York to New Orleans in 1998 to photograph Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile, and Turk, just as Cash Money exploded. We speak with him about the experience, almost 20 years on.


"Bling Bling" Was Just the Best Thing Ever

The song isn't just Lil Wayne's breakout moment; it's also a foundational part of rap itself.


Turk Reflects on Lil Wayne and the Hot Boys

In an interview with A Year of Lil Wayne, the Hot Boy reflects on their classic albums and the need for a Cash Money reunion.


Respect the Hot Boys Today, Whoadie

In the year 2000 (and 2017), it's all about Wayne.


Nothing Was Hotter Than the Hot Boys' 'Guerrilla Warfare'

In the video for "We on Fire," B.G. actually caught on fire.


This Is Why You Should Be Flipping Out Over Lil Wayne's "Magnolia" Freestyle

Incredible rapping? Shots at Birdman? A moment of glory for Pierre Bourne? Here's a brief history of the 'Nolia.


It's July 4 and It's Time for "Tha Block Is Hot"

You got that mayo? Well, cook something!


Let's Enjoy Some Rhymes with the Version of the Hot Boys We Never Enjoy

'Let 'Em Burn' does not get much attention, for understandable reasons. But that doesn't mean Wayne's rapping isn't fun to listen to.


A Year of Lil Wayne: "Look at Me," Which Absolutely Does Not Feature Juvenile

"Four was mild but five is so wild" made the comparison between '400 Degreez' and '500 Degreez' even more explicit.


A Year of Lil Wayne: "Enemy Turf" Featuring Juvenile

Today's post is inspired by a cool mix from the UK.


A Year of Lil Wayne: The Time The Hot Boys Ended Up on a Song with Notorious B.I.G.

On the 20th anniversary of Biggie's death, a look back at his influence on Lil Wayne.