Hot Boyz (song)

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"Hot Boyz"
Missy Elliott - Hot Boyz.jpg
Single by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve, and Q-Tip
from the album Da Real World
Released November 9, 1999 (1999-11-09)
Format
Recorded 1998; Master Sound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Genre
Length 3:47
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Timbaland
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"Ya Di Ya"
(1999)
"Hot Boyz"
(1999)
"Take That"
(2000)

"Ya Di Ya"
(1999)
"Hot Boyz"
(1999)
"Take That"
(2000)
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"5 Minutes"
(1998) 5 Minutes1998
"Hot Boyz"
(1999) Hot Boyz1999
"Ta Da"
(2000) Ta Da2000
Nas singles chronology
"Nastradamus"
(1999) Nastradamus1999
"Hot Boyz"
(1999) Hot Boyz1999
"You Owe Me"
(2000) You Owe Me2000
Eve singles chronology
"Gotta Man"
(1999) Gotta Man1999
"Hot Boyz"
(1999) Hot Boyz1999
"Triflin'"
(1999) Triflin'1999
Q-Tip singles chronology
"Vivrant Thing"
(1999) Vivrant Thing1999
"Hot Boyz"
(1999) Hot Boyz1999
"Breathe and Stop"
(2000) Breathe and Stop2000
Music video
"Hot Boyz" (remix) on YouTube
Audio
"Hot Boyz" on YouTube

"Hot Boyz" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Missy Elliott featuring American singer and songwriter 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 the issue dated January 15, 2000; as well as spending 18 weeks at number one on the Hot Rap Singles from December 4, 1999 to March 25, 2000, which is still the longest reign at number one to date on that chart. The song also reached number 5 on the US Hot 100 on January 15, 2000. 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.

Music video[edit]

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]

Chart (1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 5
US Billboard Hot Rap Songs 1
UK Chart (Official Chart Company) 18

References[edit]