Juvenile

Juvenile

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Manny Fresh, Soljah Slim, and the UTP are just a few of the people that worked with Juvenile on his new album. Get ready for a whole new wave of hits when his new album is set to be released December 23.

Biography

Born and raised in New Orleans' infamous Magnolia Projects, Juvenile rose from local obscurity to become a nationwide smash, thanks to his husky delivery, loping cadence, and flashy style. Shortly after being signed to fledgling N.O. label Cash Money Records. In 1997, Juvenile released his debut album, Solja Rags. Moving close to 200,000 units the album set the stage for his sophomore album, 400 Degrees which broke the quadruple platinum barrier, selling in excess of 4 million copes. His subsequent albums, 1999's The G Code and 2001's Project English went platinum and gold, respectively.

But shortly after the release of Project English Juvenile had a falling out with his Cash Money brethren and split from the label. After a brief and somewhat acrimonious break with Cash Money Records, the labels former star rapper Juvenile has returned to the fold (his Hot Boys compatriots B.G. and Turk are still estranged from the label, however).

Juvenile's return to the label that helped break him big will kick off on December 23, 2003 with the release of his sixth album, Juve The Great. It will be Juvenile's first release since 2001's gold-certified Project English.

As can be expected, Juvenile's return to Cash Money means that he's once again backed on the beat by the esteemed purveyor of ghetto soniference, Mannie Fresh. In fact, Fresh laced up the intoxicating music bed for the album's first single, which is entitled "In My Life." The track is already burning up the radio airwaves in most major markets, including Washington D.C., Norfolk, Dallas, Raleigh and Juvenile and Cash Money's native New Orleans. The track will officially be released to radio stations nationwide just on Tuesday, November 25, just in time for the holidays.

The single, which pushes CMM and Juvenile's Dirty bounce madness into the next millennium with poppin' drum rolls, a surging synth ripples, and Mannie dropping some slick Southern patois and beat box mechanics on the first verse while Juvenile comes in with a more mature, gruff and gravelly vocal pattern on the second portion of the track. Thematically it doesn't stray too far from the Cash Money canon of money and respect, but the groove is intoxicating, to say the least.

• Juvenile has sold over 8 Million albums – 1998’s 6X Platinum, 400 Degreez, 1999’s 2X Platinum, Tha G-Code & 2001’s Project English.

• Juvenile won the Billboard Award for Best R&B/RAP Album of the Year 1999

• Juvenile also won a Soul Train Award (2000) and an American Music Award nomination (1999)

• He’s recorded #1 classics such as “Back That Thang Up”, “Ha”, “I Got That Fire” and “Set It Off.”

• Juve’s also contributed to the success of the Platinum Cash Money unit, Hot Boys with delivering lyrics for jams like “I Need A Hot Girl” and “We On Fire.”

• Juvenile has recently been featured on Craig Kilborn's Late Late Show, the Carson Daly Show, MTV’s Direct Effect, BET’s 106th & Park and Rap City, and Soul Train.

• A massive print ad campaign is underway in publications such as XXL, The Source, King and Murder Dog. An electronic ad campaign began three weeks before the album’s release and continues after street date. A national radio ad campaign will preceded the album’s release.

• Now he’s just released his highly-anticipated new album, Juve The Great. “In My Life” is in heavy rotation at MTV, MTV2, BET and all national video shows.

Discography

Juve The Great (2003) - Cash Money Records
The Compilation (2002) - Cash Money Records
Project English (2001) - Cash Money Records
Playaz of Da Game (2000) - Cash Money Records
Tha G-Code (2000) - Cash Money Records
Solja Rags (1999) - Universal Records
400 Degreez (1998) - Universal Records
Being Myself (1995) - Warlock Records

Set List

(varies) In My Life, Enemy Turf, Bounce Back, Down South Posted, Numb Numb, It Ain't Mines, The Daddy, Fuckin With Me, Cock It, Juve The Great, Head In Advance, For Everybody, Slow Motion, Who's Tha MF, She Get It From Her Mama, Ha, Back That Ass Up