Fresh claims money is a determining factor in a Hot Boys reunion.
Other than a brief reunion in 2007, we haven't heard from the Hot Boys (Lil' Wayne, Juvenile, B.G. and Turk)Â since 2001. Although anotherÂ reunion probably wouldn't ring quite as true as their early days, there are many of us who would like to see itÂ happen.Â
Mannie Fresh, one of the musical masterminds behind the group,Â is down -Â if there's enough cash involved. Formerly signed to Birdman'sÂ Cash Money Records, a potentialÂ deal with Def Jam was spoiledÂ because ofÂ his affiliation with the label. But he's remained pragmatic about it:Â
âIt might happen without me. You know what Iâm saying? It would take a big, hot check for me to be there. Thatâs all Iâm telling you. Maybe he [Turk] got something in mind that he wants to do, but Iâm curious to see how that plays out,â said Mannie in a recentÂ Vlad TV interview. âBecause from what I understand he has some issues with Cash Moneyâ¦ butÂ what makes it all better is, âYou know what, Iâm getting my money. You getting your money. We cool.â Thatâs the whole bottom line...Â I donât think we would never top 400 Degreez, but to come close to it itâs gonna take some time. Itâs not a session where you can just do that overnight".Â
Here's hoping. Peep the Hot Boys' classic 'We On Fire' video below, as well as footage of Fresh discussing the reunion on Vlad TV: