Turning the heat all the way up this year, multiplatinum rap icon Juvenile proudly presents 400 Degreez – 25TH Anniversary Edition on November 3, 2023 via UMe. He will celebrate his magnum opus and one of the most important Southern rap albums in history with this special release.
25 years ago, 400 Degreez left a scorching and indelible imprint on the culture upon arrival back on November 3, 1998. It holds the distinction of becoming “the best-selling album in Cash Money Records history” and reaching 4x-platinum status. The ubiquitous “Back That Azz Up” has also impressively endured as a generational bounce anthem, popping up in tracks by modern superstars.
Among many accolades, The Ringer crowned 400 Degreez one of the “20 Best Southern Rap Albums Ever,“ and it achieved a coveted 9.4 grade from Pitchfork who observed, “It‘s an album about what it’s like to be baptized in fire and the ways you need to be resourceful in order to survive—not to escape Hollywood shootouts, but to grit your teeth and keep creditors off your back, to keep from getting carjacked by kids who are bored and lashing out.”
Speaking to its resounding impact, the LP has generated nearly half-a-billion total streams and counting.
To celebrate its arrival, his fan-demanded NPR “Tiny Desk” concert also just premiered today. Watch it HERE. Initially, his Twitter followers urged his performance on the program, and he hilariously responded, “Wtf is a tiny desk” on April 10. The next day, he promised, “All Things Considered, 10k retweets, and I will RECONSIDER doing @NPR Tiny Desk.“ His mentions lit up, and he found himself in Washington, D.C. at NPR headquarters delivering an epic performance earlier this month. For “Tiny Desk,“ his once-in-a-lifetime band and New Orleans natives comprised of longtime producer and 400 Degreez collaborator Mannie Fresh, 5x-GRAMMY® Award winning Jon Batiste, and GRAMMY® Award-winning trombonist-singer Troy Andrews a.k.a. Trombone Shorty.
They bring classics from 400 Degreez to life like never before.
After more than two decades, it’s still the soundtrack to the summer.
Juvenile joined forces with Birdman for the 2019 collaborative album, J.A.G. The latter generated over 20 million total streams and views across platforms and incited unanimous critical applause. Pitchfork christened it “a shockingly strong late-career reunion record,“ and Billboard summed it up best as “a beginning of a new chapter” and praised Juvenile, “He sounds revitalized.“