Are Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh & Juvenile Recording a New Hot Boys Album? - DJBooth

Are Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh & Juvenile Recording a New Hot Boys Album?

A Hot Boys reunion album with their Cash Money Executive Producer would be one of '16's biggest releases.
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Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V is stuck in label purgatory thanks to his ongoing, well-documented legal battles with Cash Money head honcho Birdman, but that apparently hasn't stopped the rapper from working on other projects. Namely, a currently-untitled reunion album with former Hot Boy Juvenile and longtime collaborator, friend and executive producer Mannie Fresh.

According to an interview with AllHipHop which was released on Tuesday, Juvenile confirmed that "We already got features!" and then Fresh followed by explaining that the decision to work together on a new body of work was based on the seemingly never-ending demand for new music from their long-established followers.

"The fans demanded this," said Fresh. "To them it's iconic. It's kind of like, 'This is what I want to see' before it's all said and done. It's necessary that y'all go back and do this album."

No release date has been announced for the project, but the bigger question is who will be releasing it? In 2014, Juvenile re-signed to Cash Money after a short stint on Atlantic Records and years of independence. Fresh hasn't been signed to the label for 10 years, but it's extremely unlikely that Wayne and Juvenile would have the opportunity to release a collaborative album outside of Cash Money while both are still under contract, especially with Wayne's $51 million dollar lawsuit still hanging in the air.

Wayne finished 2015 on a high note, delivering freely-streamable album and a mixtape. A homecoming project with two longtime collaborators would make 2016 a year to remember - with or without the insanely-delayed Carter V. 

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