Lil Wayne Dropped His Debut Album ‘The Block Is Hot’ 22 Years Ago Thanks to Lil Wayne, Tha Block been hot for 22 years. His debut album, Tha Block is Hot was released November 2, 1999. The album featured the title track, Tha Block Is Hot featuring Juvenile and B.G. The album debuted #3 on the Billboard Album charts. What was your favorite song off of the album?