B.G., a founding member of the popular ’90s rap group Hot Boys, was released from prison early Tuesday, after serving over 12 years for gun possession and witness tampering. The rapper, whose real name is Christopher Noel Dorsey, was greeted by his longtime friend and official DJ, DJ Hektik (@DjHektik504), who shared the emotional message on his Instagram account.
In the message he wrote, “yeah my dawg done touched down. BG finally free ya digg”. B.G. was arrested in 2009 during a traffic stop in New Orleans, where police found three guns in his vehicle, two of which were stolen. He pleaded guilty in 2011 to two counts of firearm possession and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. He was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release.
B.G. rose to fame as a member of the Hot Boys, along with Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Turk. The group was signed to Cash Money Records and released their debut album Get It How U Live! in 1997. Their second album Guerrilla Warfare went platinum in 1999 and spawned the hits “I Need a Hot Girl” and “We on Fire”. B.G.’s solo album Chopper City in the Ghetto, also released in 1999, featured the smash hit “Bling Bling”, which popularized the term in hip-hop culture.
B.G. left Cash Money Records in 2001 and launched his own label Chopper City Records. He released several albums and mixtapes independently, collaborating with artists such as T.I., Young Jeezy, Boosie Badazz and C-Murder. He also appeared in the 2005 film Paper Chasers and the 2009 documentary The Carter.
B.G.’s fans and peers have expressed their support and excitement for his return to the rap scene. It will be interesting to see how receptive the new generation will be to his unique sound if he returns to making music. There’s a good chance he was writing a lot of music with all that extra time behind bars, so he probably has a lot to say on wax.
2023 will always be remembered as the year that BG was finally free.