October 28, 1997
Cash Money
Rap, Southern Rap, Dirty South, Gangsta Rap

Album Review

Despite containing little else but typical gangsta fare, Get It How U Live! managed to parlay the four Hot Boys' catchy, varied styles into an amusing, if incorrigible, collection of hardcore rap. The production skills of multi-instrumentalist Mannie Fresh were as responsible for the album's success as were the rappers. Fresh's diverse enjoyable rhythm tracks were virtually unique in '90s-era rap in that they contained no samples or interpolations. Though ultimately lacking substance, the Hot Boys' tales will please fans of well-done gangsta rap. [A bonus track version was also released.]
Mtume Salaam, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Intro - Bigtimers
  2. We on Fire
  3. 50 Shots Set's It Off
  4. On Tha Porch, Pt. 1
  5. Block Burner
  6. Neighborhood Superstar
  7. Take It Off Your Shoulder
  8. Dirty World
  9. I'm a Hot Boy
  10. Get It How U Live!!
  11. On Tha Porch, Pt. 2
  12. I'm Com'n
  13. Infrared Dot
  14. Blood Thicker
  15. Spit 'N Game