Guerrilla Warfare (album)

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Guerrilla Warfare
HotBoysGuerrillaWarfare.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 27, 1999
StudioCircle House Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre
Length70:30
LabelCash Money, Universal
ProducerMannie Fresh, Bryan "Baby" Williams (exec.), Ronald "Slim" Williams (exec.)
Hot Boys chronology
Get It How U Live!
(1997)
Guerrilla Warfare
(1999)
Let 'Em Burn
(2003)
Singles from Guerrilla Warfare
  1. "We On Fire"
    Released: June 10, 1999
  2. "I Need a Hot Girl"
    Released: September 20, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]
Rolling Stone[4]
The Source[3]
USA Today[5]

Guerrilla Warfare is the second studio album by the New Orleans hip-hop group Hot Boys, released on July 27, 1999, on Cash Money Records. It was an instant hit, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums selling 142,000 copies in its first week,[6] and remains their most successful album as a group and with Cash Money Records.

Produced by Mannie Fresh, Guerrilla Warfare contains the lead single, "We On Fire", which was placed at #49 on the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles. Other charting tracks include "I Need A Hot Girl" which also peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album was recorded in one week's time at the Circle House recording studio in Miami, according to group member Turk.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

Guerrilla Warfare was certified Platinum by RIAA on November 1, 1999.[8] The album has sold over 1,500,000 copies since its release.

Track listing[edit]

Guerrilla Warfare
No.TitleLength
1."Intro (Hot & Spicy)" (featuring Mannie Fresh)2:01
2."We on Fire"4:11
3."Respect My Mind"4:43
4."Help" (B.G.)5:18
5."Ridin’"4:59
6."Off Tha Porch" (Skit)1:18
7."Get Out Tha Way"5:07
8."Clear Tha Set" (Lil Wayne)3:15
9."I Feel"4:20
10."Boys At War"5:36
11."You Dig" (Juvenile))3:57
12."I Need a Hot Girl" (feat. Big Tymers)4:52
13."Tuesdays & Thursdays"4:17
14."Bout Whatever" (Young Turk))4:12
15."Sick Uncle" (Skit)1:29
16."Shoot 1st" (featuring Paparue)5:01
17."Too Hot"4:55

All tracks are produced by Mannie Fresh

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ USA Today review
  6. ^ "Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Crashes Chart At No. 1". Billboard. February 4, 2003.
  7. ^ "Turk Reflects on Lil Wayne and the Hot Boys". www.vice.com. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA.
  9. ^ "Hot Boys Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  10. ^ "Hot Boys Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  11. ^ "1999 The Year in Music". Billboard. Vol. 111 no. 52. December 25, 1999. p. YE-46. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  12. ^ "1999 The Year in Music". Billboard. Vol. 111 no. 52. December 25, 1999. p. YE-56. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  13. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2000". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  14. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2000". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2020.