New Orleans Hip-Hop veteran Juvenile recently made a visit to “VladTV” and discussed a number of moments of his decades long career. One of the most memorable moments, was when he discussed one of the tracks that was added on the re-release of the album.
Contrary to popular belief, album sales of “400 Degreez” were pretty lukewarm at first, until they received an unexpected boost from Jay-Z, in the form of a remix to “Ha” that Cash Money was aware of.
“So when JAY-Z sent the remix to us, it was kind of unexpected,” Juvenile said. “We didn’t know he was going to do that anyway. He did it on his own. So the idea came to go back and put the JAY-Z song on the remix. Cause JAY-Z wasn’t on the album originally. We gon’ put the JAY-Z song on the album, and I recorded ‘Follow Me Now’ - not knowing that it was a Carlos Santana sample, and not knowing it was already big before I said anything on it. It blew up.”
“400 Degreez” would continue on to sell over 6 million copies and really cemented Cash Money Records as a powerhouse and spawned many other rapper from New Orleans, and other areas of Louisiana