Juvenile became the first artist signed to Cash Money Records in 1997 with his second studio album Solja Rags, but it was the following year that cemented him as a certified star. On this date 20 years ago, Juve’s third studio LP, 400 Degreez, hit the scene and Twitter fans are celebrating the milestone as expected.
Produced entirely by the legendary Mannie Fresh, 400 Degreez exploded onto the scene on the back of its still-catchy lead single “HA” and followed up by the certified booty shake anthem “Back Dat Azz Up” with Mannie and Lil Wayne on the help out. The former Hot Boys crew featuring B.G. and Turk were also featured and a remix of “HA” featuring Jay-Z. The album remains Juvenile’s highest-selling project, with his next three projects doing 1 million and better.
Fans on Twitter are posting up their connection with the album, and we’ve collected the best responses we could find below.
400 Degreez is 20 today, which means we're three months away from the 20th anniversary of "Back That Thang Up" taking over the world. 🙂— Tatyana Jenene. (@TatyanaJenene) November 3, 2018
Happy Birthday 400 Degreez. "..Takin ovah for the 99 and 2000.." pic.twitter.com/svhGnD98Ss— Fiona Gallagher (@BlaqueZack) November 3, 2018
400 Degreez turns 20 years old today.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) November 3, 2018
Wherever you are tonight, make sure Back Dat Azz Up comes on for the culture. pic.twitter.com/hhm1dPvZIu
i had to pull out my copy righchea 🗣 #400Degreez— B-QueenBee™ 👑 (@hypfatima) November 3, 2018
sheeit now totally listening to this game changer, remembering erythin 😭 my favorite chorus goes sumn like this:
"up until then i'mmabe thuggin behind the project buildin / smokin that fire be wit the #GhettoChildren" (track #5) pic.twitter.com/Ebh6Tn2paQ
I dont tweet about rap anymore but 400 Degreez is 20 years old today and it's my favorite Southern album— Does Anybody Remember Laughter? (@fromoldharlem) November 3, 2018
Happy 20th Anniversary to Juvenile's '400 Degreez'.— CHRIS FOXX (@FoxxFiles) November 3, 2018
The Crown Jewel of Cash Money's 'Bling Dynasty' era ('97-'01).
Juve's magnum opus.
4x Platinum. 5 million copies sold worldwide
The 1999 Billboard Music Awards R&B Album Of The Year (don't ask) pic.twitter.com/OJVaMjDgE0
Bumping 400 Degreez all day today— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) November 3, 2018
Omg I STILL Back That Azz Up to this very day of November 3rd in the two thousand and eighteenth year of our Lord. Please believe DAT!!! RT @TheLaunchMag: 20 years ago today Juvenile drops 400 Degreez pic.twitter.com/haSZYzWtcL— Super Court 🏄 (@CoCo_Maye) November 3, 2018
400 Degreez Still In My Regular Rotation— D-Cannon (@dcannon202) November 3, 2018
my favorite fact about 400 degreez is that it won best r&b album of the year at the billboard awards in ‘99 lmaooo— supa raw 357 (@PrinceGodBody) November 3, 2018
The album peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 chart.— Blow On My Harmonica (@TMONEY502) November 3, 2018
400 Degreez has sold over 6 million records worldwide including nearly 5 million in the US.
On the cool @juviethegreat should be on a 20 Year Anniversary 400 Degreez Tour. 🔥🔥🔥🔥— EL DeBarge (@OnPoint_El) November 3, 2018
Happy 20th anniversary to Juvenile's classic major label debut 400 Degreez— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) November 3, 2018
A true game changer, 400 Degreez, shifted the sound of the south & kicked off an incredible 20 year run for Cash Money Records
The project was entirely prod. by Mannie Fresh & helped catapult Lil Wayne pic.twitter.com/TwpGdLdnGX