New Orleans Mayor Proclaims ‘Back That Azz Up’ Day In Honor of Iconic Song’s 25th Anniversary

by Gee NY

June 11 has been officially designated as “Back That Azz Up” day in New Orleans by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, marking 25 years since Juvenile and the Cash Money team released their iconic record and music video in the city.

Originally dropped on June 11, 1999, as part of Juvenile’s album “400 Degreez,” the song features New Orleans natives Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and producer Mannie Fresh.

It swiftly climbed the charts, becoming a summer anthem that dominated the late ’90s and early 2000s, peaking at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, number nine on the Rap Chart, and number five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts.

The track earned gold certification from the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies.

Mayor Cantrell’s proclamation celebrated how “Back That Azz Up” transcended its origins to become a cultural phenomenon, praised for its infectious beat and enduring lyrics that resonate across generations.

“This legendary song has become a staple at weddings nationwide, bringing people together in joy and celebration, showcasing the unifying power of music,” Mayor Cantrell stated.

Juvenile expressed his excitement about the proclamation, reflecting on the song’s impact on his musical journey and its ongoing popularity.

“Back That Azz Up” remains one of Juvenile’s most celebrated hits, ranked at number 478 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “Top 500 Best Songs of All Time.”

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