The group, which also included B.G. and Turk, was popular in the late 1990s and there has been hope for a Hot Boy$ reunion, especially when the members, minus B.G., performed with Lil Wayne at his Lil Weezyana Fest in August.
The business became more complicated when, in December 2014, Lil Wayne demanded off Cash Money Records and then filed a $51 million lawsuit against Birdman, Cash Money Records’ CEO, claiming Birdman was holding Tha Carter V. The two have been seen photographed together, but in a recent interview with Genius, Mannie Fresh reveals that Birdman, who also goes by Baby, and Lil Wayne are still on the path to reconciliation.
“I can see how paperwork and foolishness can destroy something,” the producer says, hoping “Hate” helped the recovery process along. “Everything is not resolved with him and Wayne, but I overcame it by saying to them, ‘We can resolve all that behind the curtain, but for now, let’s make music for the people.’ When it all started coming together, the brotherly love came out. We did the song, then, ‘I wish you the best. We should do it more often.'”
Mannie Fresh says that he has about five songs “with that old Cash Money sound” from the “Hate” session for his forthcoming album slated to be released by Mass Appeal. He also is working with Turk for the project and has material from B.G., who is serving a 14-year prison sentence for weapons charges.
“I talked to Turk the same night I talked to Baby,” he says. “He was like, ‘Yeah dude, I’ve been feeling kinda left out.’ And I was like, ‘Well there’s an easy way to resolve that.’ I have verses from B.G.—I’m definitely gonna incorporate that, if I have to make it a hook, or whatever. That’s super important. You will hear his voice on some of the songs.”
Even though each Hot Boy$ member is coming together for the short term, Mannie Fresh says that “the hard part is convincing them to do the whole [Hot Boy$] album.”
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