Hot Boyz (song)

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"Hot Boyz"
Single by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve, and Q-Tip
from the album Da Real World
Released November 9, 1999
Format CD single, cassette, 12" single, 7" single, digital single
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, conscious hip hop, east coast rap,
Length 3:47
Label The Goldmind Inc., Elektra
Writer(s) Melissa Elliott, Timothy Mosley, Nasir Jones, Eve Jeffers, Kamaal Fareed
Producer(s) Timbaland
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"Ya Di Ya"
(1999)
"Hot Boyz"
(1999)
"Take That"
(2000)
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"5 Minutes"
(1998)
"Hot Boyz"
(1999)
"Ta Da"
(2000)
Nas singles chronology
"Nastradamus"
(1999)
"Hot Boyz"
(1999)
"You Owe Me"
(2000)
Eve singles chronology
"Gotta Man"
(1999)
"Hot Boyz"
(1999)
"Triflin'"
(1999)
Q-Tip singles chronology
"Vivrant Thing"
(1999)
"Hot Boyz"
(1999)
"Breathe and Stop"
(2000)

"Hot Boyz" is the title of a number-one Hip hop/R&B single by rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo. The remix version of the song was an urban hit featuring Nas, Eve, and Q-Tip. The remix broke the record for most weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart on December 28, 1999 (after reaching the Top 3 on November 16, 1999), 16 weeks at number one on the Hot Rap Singles from November 16, 1999 to March 7, 2000, and reached number 5 on the US Hot 100 on December 28, 1999 (after debuting in the Top 40 on November 16). In the UK, the song became the biggest hit from the Da Real World album; it peaked at #18, being Missy's sixth top 40 and fourth top 20 solo success.

Hype Williams directed the music video from October 13-14, 1999, which features Elliott singing and rapping in a huge arena, intercut with clips of dancers and strobe lights. Williams also used a vast amount of pyrotechnics, primarily used in the fast cuts to important figures in the video. Cameos include Mary J. Blige, Ginuwine, and Timbaland. Nas and Eve were featured, but Q-Tip did not appear in the video. His section was replaced with Elliott's rap verse from the original version.

Track listings[edit]

US Single[edit]

12" Promo[1]

Side A

  1. "Hot Boyz" (Remix) (Original Version) (featuring Lil Mo, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip) - 3:53
  2. "Hot Boyz" (Remix) (Amended Version) (featuring Lil Mo, Nas, Eve & Q-Tip) - 3:53
  3. "Hot Boyz" (Remix) (Acapella) (featuring Lil Mo, Nas, Eve & Q-Tip) - 3:50

Side B

  1. "Hot Boyz" (Amended Version) (featuring Lil' Mo) - 3:33
  2. "Hot Boyz" (Instrumental) - 3:35
12" Single[2]

Side A

  1. "Hot Boyz" (Remix) (Original Version) (featuring Lil Mo, Nas, Eve & Q-Tip) - 3:53
  2. "Hot Boyz" (Instrumental) - 3:35
  3. "Hot Boyz" (Remix) (Acapella) (featuring Lil Mo, Nas, Eve & Q-Tip) - 3:50

Side B

  1. "Hot Boyz" (Original Version) (featuring Lil' Mo) - 4:35
  2. "Hot Boyz" (Amended Version) (featuring Lil' Mo) - 3:33
CD Single[3]
  1. "Hot Boyz" (Amended Version) (featuring Lil' Mo) - 3:33
  2. "Hot Boyz" (Remix Amended Version) (featuring Lil Mo, Nas, Eve & Q-Tip) - 3:53
  3. "Hot Boyz" (Remix Original Version) (featuring Lil Mo, Nas, Eve & Q-Tip) - 3:53
CD Maxi-Single[4]
  1. "Hot Boyz" (Remix Original Version) (featuring Lil Mo, Nas, Eve & Q-Tip)
  2. "U Can't Resist" (Original Version) (featuring B.G. & Juvenile)
  3. "She's A Bitch" (Original Version)
  4. "She's A Bitch" (Blaze 2000 Remix)
  5. "Hot Boyz" (Instrumental)
  6. "Hot Boyz" (Remix Acapella) (featuring Nas, Eve & Q-Tip)

Charts[edit]

(1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 5
Hot Rap Songs 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
"U Know What's Up" by Donell Jones
"Thank God I Found You" by Mariah Carey featuring Joe
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks number-one single
January 8-29, 2000
March 4-11, 2000
Succeeded by
"Get It on Tonite" by Montell Jordan
"Say My Name" by Destiny's Child