Hot Dollar

Hot Dollar

Hot Dollar

Biography

Although he calls both Compton and Mississippi home, West Coast gangsta rapper Hot Dollar was actually born in Chicago, IL. He and his older brother, fellow California rapper Guerilla Black, moved around constantly to various parts of the country before settling in Hattiesburg, MS. When Hot Dollar was eight, they relocated to Compton; however, at 14, he moved back to Hattiesburg and then returned to Compton at age 20. The incessant moving reflected the ups and downs from his early life, entering in and out of homeless shelters and juvenile detention facilities. His big brother first encouraged him to commit his rhymes to ink and helped bring him up to par in the rap game.

When Hot Dollar offered his first mixtape, Rags to Riches, it was evident that his decidedly West Coast gangsta flair was informed by his growing up in the South, with his steady, syrupy enunciations. After another mixtape and some local hits on L.A. radio, Hot Dollar became a hot commodity. Jermaine Dupri, who had just took up the post as head of urban music at Island Def Jam, acquired Hot Dollar as one of his first signees to the label in early 2007. Now with major-label backing, Hot Dollar issued the 2Pac-invoking street single "Two Steppin' (Streets on Lock)," which became the first for his debut album, My Dreams... A Day in the Life (2007).

Discography

Hot Dollar - The Crackhead Mixtape

Hot Dollar - The Crackhead Mixtape

Dollar Figga Elite, Inc 2012
Hot Dollar - The Crackhead Mixtape, Vol. 2

Hot Dollar - The Crackhead Mixtape Vol.2

Dollar Figga Elite, Inc 2012
Hot Dollar - Back On The Throne (C.H.3)

Hot Dollar - Back On The Throne (C.H.3)

Dollar Figga Elite, Inc 2014
Hot Dollar - Evolution

Hot Dollar - Evolution

Dollar Figga Elite, Inc 2014
Hot Dollar - Scarface Pe$o

Hot Dollar - Scarface Pe$o

Dollar Figga Elite, Inc 2015

Guest Appearances

Guerilla Black - God Bless The Child
  • Whatever

Guerilla Black - God Bless The Child

Artist Garage 2007
Gucci Mane - Bird Flu (Southern Slang)
  • Streets On Lock (Remix)

Gucci Mane - Bird Flu (Southern Slang)

So Icey Entertainment 2007
Young Trav - Ruthless Mentality
  • It's All Love

Young Trav - Ruthless Mentality

All Day Every Day Records, Pannes Ave 2014

Compilations

Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18
  • 2 Step

Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18

Siccness Records 2007