AND WE BACK! It’s your man Young Bladez aka iLoveMyBisSwollen aka The Trap Lord. This week we have the Cash Money OG and the unofficial leader of the Hot Boys, Juvenile. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana , Terius Gray aka Juvenile, was part of the second wave of Cash Money Records, a record label started by Brian “Birdman” Williams and his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams. Cash Money had modest success in New Orleans, but never had much commercial success on larger scale. It wasn’t until the late nineties that Cash Money put itself on the map, signing a second wave of artists to include, Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile, Turk, and Young Buck. In 1998 Cash Money released Juvenile’s album “400 Degreez” and the album garnered massive commercial success, going 4x platinum, which with the birth of the internet, is almost unheard of today.
This album bring me back to a young chubby, round-faced You Bladez. I was in fifth grade and always decked out in some sort of FUBU apparel (non of that EXCO knock-off garbage..). I had gotten big into the whole southern rap scene. I had picked up a copy of Source magazine that featured hot new artists to keep your eye on. They had a feature on The Hot Boyz (BG, Lil Wayne, Turk, and Juvenile), so I begged my father to take me to HMV and buy me a copy of Juvenile’s 400 Degreez. The album didn’t disappoint and it’s sound is still HOT FIRE in my opinion. So with that being said I bring to you a southern workout rap essential!