Big Tymers Peek Under The 'Hood'

Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money/Universal album "Hood Rich," the follow-up to 2000's "I Got That Work." The latest set from the New Orleans duo, comprised of Cash Mon

Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money/Universal album "Hood Rich," the follow-up to 2000's "I Got That Work." The latest set from the New Orleans duo, comprised of Cash Money co-founder Brian "Baby" Williams and Mannie Fresh, will feature the single "Still Fly," which was sent to U.S. radio outlets last month for airplay consideration.

Mannie Fresh, who produced the set, recently told Billboard that he expects the album to provide a number of rap catch-phrases that will enter the pop-culture lexicon. "I'm not really sure which one will really break out," the rapper says, adding that he's so confident in the album that his kids will surely "get what they want for Christmas this year." Fresh has been quoted elsewhere as saying "Still Fly" is heavily influenced by the likes of Dr. Dre and Luke Campbell (2 Live Crew).

Additionally, a number of projects are in the works for the Cash Money crew, including summer and fall releases from Lil' Wayne, Boo & Gotti, TQ, and a solo projected from Williams. As previously reported, Cash Money is also steering the soundtrack to Wesley Snipe's upcoming prison boxing film "Undisputed," due to feature contributions from the Big Tymers, Lil' Wayne, Petey Pablo, Bubba Sparxxx, and Carl Thomas, among others. The soundtrack has been pushed back to an Aug. 7 release.

The Big Tymers' "I Got That Work" has sold 1.3 million units in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan, and finished 2000 at No. 16 on Billboard's year-end Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Williams told Billboard that fans can expect a Cash Money tour sometime near the end of the year.