400 Degreez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
400 Degreez
Studio album by Juvenile
Released November 3, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Southern hip hop, Bounce music, Gangsta Rap
Length 72:29
Label Cash Money, Universal
Producer Bryan "Baby" Williams (exec.), Ronald "Slim" Williams (exec.), Mannie Fresh
Juvenile chronology
Solja Rags
400 Degreez
Tha G-Code
Singles from 400 Degreez
  1. "Ha"
    Released: October 17, 1998
  2. "Back That Azz Up"
    Released: February 20, 1999
  3. "Follow Me Now"
    Released: 1999

400 Degreez is the third studio album by New Orleans-based rapper Juvenile, released November 3, 1998,[1] on Cash Money Records, and his first album released under a Major Label, whereas his last 3 albums were released Independently. The album received rave reviews and introduced Juvenile to mainstream hip hop listeners, selling over four million copies in the United States. It remains Juvenile's best-selling album of his solo career and 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 singles, "Ha" and "Back That Azz Up" became hip hop hits in the United States. "Back That Azz Up" peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 along with "Ha" which peaked at #68 on the hot 100. "Follow Me Now" was also a single, but did not catch on as the other two did. The album peaked at #2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums and at #9 on the Billboard 200 in 1999. It also went to claim the number-one 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. As of 2013, 400 Degreez has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The album won R&B Album Of The Year at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
RapReviews (7/10)[4]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
The Source 4/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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 & Paparue) 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


See also[edit]