Juvenile Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Hot Boys "Tuesdays and Thursdays" (1999)

Album: Guerrilla Warfare
Label: Cash Money/Universal
Producer: Mannie Fresh

Juvenile: “That’s still going on right now. It was something that always happened in New Orleans. Even though I had a little celebrity status, they still pulled me over like everybody else. I had a bad run-in one Tuesday with some ATF Agents and I told them, ‘Shouldn’t ya’ll be running up on criminals?’ They said, ‘No, it was a sweep day.’

 

It’s not just a New Orleans thing. In every city they do that. The part that kills me about it is that if you know everybody knows you’re doing it, change your days or something, you know?

 

“They run up on everybody. So I took that and tried to warn everybody. It’s like that across the country, that’s the funny part. It’s not just a New Orleans thing. In every city they do that. The part that kills me about it is that if you know everybody knows you’re doing it, change your days or something, you know?

“All of us was on Cash Money as solo artists. Turk was probably the last one brought in. Turk was actually brought to Cash Money to do bounce music. There was a girl on Cash Money named Magnolia Shorty who had been telling Baby all the time they needed to get Turk, because he was just one of those cats making a lot of bounce music.

“We had another cat in our group who was Baby and Slim’s nephew. We called him Bulletproof, but his real name was Derek and he was a trouble maker. They didn’t think he was gonna work in the group because of that, so that’s how Turk got in the group. The original Hot Boys was me, B.G., Derek, and Wayne. Turk was there for another reason but he looked good with the group. And as a group, he fit the bill. So he got put in the group. It worked out.”

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