On this day, July 27, in hip-hop history…
1999: With a name like the Hot Boys, it seems only fitting that the rap clique would opt for the most sweltering month of the year to drop their second studio album Guerrilla Warfare. Released fourteen years ago on this day, the New Orleans natives crafted what would be their most successful project as a unit selling over 1.5 million copies.
Guerrilla Warfare was an instant hit reaching No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. The Mannie Fresh-produced LP held fan favorites like “We On Fire” and “I Need A Hot Girl” which both appeared 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.
Looking back, now realizing the success the Hot Boys achieved over the course of their careers, one can only give acclamation where acclamation is due. Well done! – Miranda Johnson