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.
Phillip Mlynar
noisey beats 1

Noisey Beats 1: Turk of the Hot Boyz and J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

Tune into episode 124 of Noisey Radio on Beats 1 this Saturday at 9 AM EST/6 AM PST and Sunday 9 PM EST/6 PM PST.
Noisey Staff
A Year of Lil Wayne

"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.
Kyle Kramer
A Year of Lil Wayne

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.
Kyle Kramer
A Year of Lil Wayne

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

In the video for "We on Fire," B.G. actually caught on fire.
Kyle Kramer
Trey Smith
A Year of Lil Wayne

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.
Kyle Kramer
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne: Long Live Bankroll Fresh, Honorary Hot Boy

On the one-year anniversary of the Atlanta rapper's death, Hot Boy Turk reflects on recording the remix to Bankroll's "Hot Boy."
Kyle Kramer
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne: Mannie Fresh Should Soundtrack a Movie

Also Turk shared some memories of the songwriting process of "Kisha" and B.G.'s "Help."
Kyle Kramer
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne: LeBron James Reunited the Hot Boys for All-Star Weekend

It's not just the NBA all stars who are in New Orleans this weekend.
Kyle Kramer
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne: Hot Boys and Three 6 Done Cliqued Up, Whoadie

In 1999, Cash Money and Hypnotize Minds connected for a posse cut that will still make you turn the club upside down.
Kyle Kramer
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne: The Hot Boys' "Dirty World"

Two decades ago, The Hot Boys were talking about many of the same issues we face today.
Kyle Kramer
Remix Report Card

Were There Any Good Remixes for the Summer or What?

“Flicka Da Wrist,” “Fuck Up Some Commas,” “Post To Be,” and more get graded in the latest remix report card.
Al Shipley