400 Degreez

400 Degreez

by Juvenile
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400 Degreez

Among the flurry of Cash Money releases during the late '90s, 400 Degreez certainly stands out, and not just as Juvenile's shining moment but also as the album that forced everyone to suddenly take this Dirty South collective very seriously. Before 400 Degreez, Cash Money had been operating relatively well, securing a distribution deal with Universal and broadening its audience with every successive release. But nothing prepared anyone for the success of 400 Degreez, particularly its two anthemic singles, the tongue-twisting "Ha" and the booty-calling "Back That Azz Up." These two songs alone make 400 Degreez noteworthy. They're absolutely two of the best songs to come out of the late-'90s Dirty South boom. Moreover, two remixes of "Ha" come late on the album, one with the Hot Boys, the other with Jay-Z. These four highlights -- "Ha," "Back That Azz Up," and the "Ha" remixes -- break up the album, somewhat concealing the filler. And, yes, there is filler here, as with any Cash Money album, but even it is worthwhile, either because of Juvenile's carefully structured rhyming or producer Mannie Fresh's seemingly bottomless well of hot beats. Among the singles and the filler here, there are also a few great album tracks as well. In particular, "Flossin Season" features some incredibly brash boasts from the Big Tymers, and "Rich Niggaz" features an absolutely frantic beat that ricochets on for five breathtaking minutes. All of this, along with perfect timing, dropping just as the Dirty South broke into the mainstream, made 400 Degreez a phenomenal release for Cash Money, quite arguably the label's crowning achievement. This album, of course, made Juvenile a superstar and, in turn, towered over him for years as the achievement by which he would always be measured.

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Release Date: 11/03/1998
Label: Cash Money
UPC: 0601215316223
catalogNumber: 53162
Rank: 3351

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400 Degreez 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
YMCMB___ More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Juvenile is undoubtedly the second best rapper out there, beaten only by west coasts notorious rapper, Tupac Shakur. Back That Azz Up may be the best known track off this album, but it contains many other greats, such as Ha, Juvenile On Fire, and Gon' Ride Wit Me. All in all, a great album, though the three Ha's are a bit repeative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is terrible. the lyrics are terribly thought out, the back round beats are terribly simple. I'm suprised Juvenile even got a record contract.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The next generation of rap is here so forget about tupac, B.I.G, and others the new is here. Juvenile, Hotboys, and Outkast rule.
Guest More than 1 year ago
we are the best in we are going to go millinum cause everybody is going to like us we are going to be better then n~sync.......
Guest More than 1 year ago
The reason why I say his cd is the BOMB, is because I love the HOT BOYS. On his cd I understand what he be talking about and how he feel on some of the lyrics that he spit,and I think he be snapping. The HOT BOYS is the greatest group out and they can beat any group in rapping.And juvinile have the greatest voice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this is a great cd. there is alot of good songs and he is a great artist,the song 'back that azz up' is the best,its great to dance to!!!its a song that you/people will deffinetly remeber years from now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Juvenile and the hot boyz. I have all your cds. I love your lyrics and your style. Keep it real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Juvenile and the Hot Boyz are really true to what they rap about and I like that, because if you're not goin' be about what you rap then why do it. I also think Juvenile is so fine with all that gold in his mouth.I also want to say that I represent down south.(Eufaula,AL)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd that Juvenile released is one of the best. It is the best of all of them and the songs are totally awesom. Keep it up JUVENILE!!!!