Philly's Most Wanted

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Philly's Most Wanted
Also known as Philly's Most
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Hip-Hop
Years active 1999 – 2004
Labels Atlantic, Universal
Associated acts The Neptunes
Members Boo-Bonic aka Bonic
Mr. Man
Dj Jay Faire

Philly's Most Wanted was an American hip hop duo composed of Al "Boo-Bonic" Holly and Joel "Mr. Man" Witherspoon and DJJay Faire. The duo broke into the music business as affiliates of production duo, The Neptunes.[1]

The duo signed with Atlantic Records in 2000 and issued their first two singles, "Y'all Can't Never Hurt Us" and "Cross the Border" soon after. The latter song peaked at #98 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 3 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles. Their debut album, Get Down or Lay Down, however, was delayed for over a year, finally being released on August 7, 2001. Despite production from The Neptunes, the album failed commercially, only reaching No. 69 on the Billboard 200.

After both The Neptunes and Atlantic Records severed ties with them, the duo shortened their name to Philly's Most and released a second album entitled Ring the Alarm in 2004 before disbanding shortly after.



Year Album Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
2001 Get Down or Lay Down
  • Released: August 7, 2001
  • Label: Atlantic
69 20
2004 Ring the Alarm 70


Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2000 "Cross the Border" 98 50 3 Get Down or Lay Down
"Y'all Can't Never Hurt Us" 13
2001 "Please Don't Mind" 48 12


  1. ^ Moon, Tom (October 2000). "The Philadelphia Story". Vibe 8 (8): 123–128. ISSN 1070-4701. Retrieved 18 October 2014.