This article is about the hip-hop group from New Orleans; for the university in Nevada, see University of Nevada Las Vegas. U.N.L.V. are a hip-hop group from New Orleans, Louisiana, originally consisting of rappers Tec-9 (Reginald Manuel), Lil Ya (Yaphet Jones), and Yella Boy (Albert Thomas). Their name is an acronym for "Uptown Niggas Living Violent". They were one of the first artists signed to Cash Money Records, where they recorded four albums from 1993 to 1996.