1999: Hot Boys drop their debut album Guerrilla Warfare
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The Hot Boys Dropped Their Sophomore Effort ‘Guerrilla Warfare’ 21 Years Ago
On this day, July 27, in hip-hop history.
Guerrilla Warfare was an instant hit reaching, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. The Mannie Fresh aka The Big Tymers-produced, exclusively by Cash Money Records’ production duo “Baby” Williams LP birthed fan favorites like “We On Fire” and “I Need A Hot Girl” which both made appearances on the Billboard Hot 100. Later achieving a platinum certification by the RIAA, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Turk and B.G had only just began to tap into the source that their talents would later take them.
the 21 anniversary of Guerrilla Warfare_, the second and most notable Hot Boys album. Coming on the heels of Cash Money's landmark $30 million deal with Universal,_ Guerrilla Warfare was a smash success, reading number five on the Billboard 200 and going platinum by November of the same year. It also came at a key juncture in Lil Wayne's career: 1999 was the year that Wayne graduated to being seen as an artist in his own right, off the strength of his verses and his own solo debut, which would come a few months after Guerrilla Warfare.
Salute to the Hot Boys and Cash Money Records for making this exclusive piece of Hip Hop history..
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