400 Degreez

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400 Degreez
Juvenile400Degreez.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 1998 (1998-11-03)
Recorded1998
Genre
Length72:29
Label
Producer
Juvenile chronology
Solja Rags
(1997)
400 Degreez
(1998)
Tha G-Code
(1999)
Singles from 400 Degreez
  1. "Follow Me Now"
    Released: August 22, 1998
  2. "Ha"
    Released: October 17, 1998
  3. "Back That Thang Up"
    Released: June 11, 1999

400 Degreez is the third studio album by American rapper Juvenile. The album was released on November 3, 1998,[1] on Cash Money Records. It remains Juvenile's best-selling album of his solo career and currently the best-selling album ever released on Cash Money Records. The album was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, on December 19, 1999.[2]

Two official singles, "Ha" and "Back That Azz Up" (the latter having been released commercially as "Back That Thang Up") peaked at numbers 68 and 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. The album peaked at number two on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums music chart and number nine on the Billboard 200 music chart in 1999. It also claimed the top position on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart on the Billboard Year-End chart for 1999. As a single, "Back That Azz Up" was released, credited, and charted as the more censored "Back That Thang Up". Also the album features a bonus remix of the single "Ha" with New York rapper Jay-Z, the only guest appearance outside of Cash Money and the 1st time Cash Money collaborated with an East Coast rapper on a song. As of 2013, 400 Degreez has sold well over 6 million copies worldwide.[citation needed] The album won R&B Album of the Year at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards. The explicit version of the album was not totally uncensored such as the line "do a (homicide) with me" on "Gone Ride With Me" and "put a (pistol) in his face" in "Welcome 2 Tha Nolia".[3]

In September 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 470 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[7]
Pitchfork9.4/10[3]
RapReviews7/10[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro (Big Tymers)" (featuring Mannie Fresh)2:12
2."Ha"4:52
3."Gone Ride With Me"4:23
4."Flossin' Season" (featuring Big Tymers, B.G. & Lil Wayne)4:33
5."Ghetto Children"4:05
6."Follow Me Now"3:55
7."Cash Money Concert (Skit)"0:51
8."Welcome 2 Tha Nolia" (featuring Turk)5:51
9."U.P.T." (featuring Hot Boys & Baby)4:17
10."Run For It" (featuring Lil Wayne)4:45
11."Ha (Hot Boys Remix)" (featuring Hot Boys)4:25
12."Rich Niggaz" (featuring Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh, Turk & Papa Rue)5:03
13."Back That Azz Up" (featuring Mannie Fresh & Lil Wayne)4:25
14."Off Top" (featuring Big Tymers)3:50
15."After Cash Money Concert (Skit)"1:19
16."400 Degreez"4:15
17."Juvenile On Fire"4:57
18."Ha (Remix)" (featuring Jay-Z)4:25

Notes and sample credits

  • "Ha" contains a sample of "Solja Rag" from Juvenile's previous album.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "400 Degreez: Juvenile: Music". 2010-06-06. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum - June 06, 2010". RIAA. 2010-06-06. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  3. ^ a b Thompson, Paul (July 15, 2018). "Juvenile: 400 Degreez". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. September 22, 2020. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  5. ^ Jason Birchmeier (1998-06-09). "400 Degreez - Juvenile | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  6. ^ "Juvenile :: 400 Degreez :: Cash Money". Rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  7. ^ "CG: juvenile". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  8. ^ (Posted: Nov 17, 1998) (1998-11-17). "Juvenile: 400 Degreez : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 20, 2009. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  9. ^ "Juvenile Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Juvenile Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  11. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  12. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  13. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2000". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  14. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2000". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2020.