Juvenile‘s classic, “Back That Azz Up” is officially 20 years old. Unlike a young adult, the song isn’t trying to figure itself out because we already know where it belongs. From the lyrics to the beat, and everything in between, this tune holds a top spot at any black function, a BBQ, family reunion, wedding, and more. Even the acoustic version goes hard:
The single (often referred to as one of the preeminent twerk songs) was on the album “400 Degreez,” which is Cash Money Records’ highest-selling project to date — topping even Lil Wayne’s 2008 record, “Tha Carter III,” according to The Undefeated. It peaked at no. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, and no. 5 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop songs back in 1999. And now, when you hear…Cash Money Records takin’ over for the 9-9 and the 2000s coupled with the violins, it’s on!
The Mannie Fresh produced track not only is a modern-day bop, but it was also the introduction of bounce music to those outside of New Orleans at its release. Watch below to find out how the anthem came to be:
See the excitement surrounding the anniversary of this melody:
You’ve been waiting to get to the end to listen, so go ahead and celebrate:
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