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Mannie Fresh Speaks On The Making Of Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” (Video)

How much of a classic is Juve’s hit “Back That Azz Up” though? Watch what happens when it plays at a party TODAY! Azzes WILL get to backing folks up! Right from “Cash Money Records taking over for the ’99 and the 2000” it is ON!

Watch super-producer of that hit, Mannie Fresh, talk about its creation. Genius! For real…

Back in 1998, Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” introduced bounce music to the mainstream and helped Cash Money Records make a name for itself. The 400 Degreez track remains one of the New Orleans rapper’s biggest hits, peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Production is handled by Mannie Fresh, who served as the architect of Cash Money’s signature sound from the early ’90s to mid-2000s.
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Producer Teddy Walton Speaks On The Making Of Kendrick Lamar’s “LOVE.” (Video)

So, in this video we hear from the man standing next to the man (RIP comedian Robin Harris) on the single “LOVE.” off Kendrick Lamar’s album ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ was one of the most acclaimed album releases of 2017, with all 14 tracks hitting Billboard’s Hot 100. With each song placing on the charts, it’s hard to deem any one track the major standout. But “LOVE.” feat. Zacari was a favorite for many Kendrick fans, as the song’s lyrics became the third-most-viewed ‘DAMN.’ track with 2.9 million views on Genius.
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Rapping Deconstructed: What Is So Great About The Greatest Rhymes And Rhymers Of All Time?

Get your notebooks and get on your think caps. This is a scholarly pursuit of RAP (as in ‘Rhythmic American Poetry) knowledge. All kinds of rhymers and rhyme styles studied – MF Doom’s to Rakim’s to Kendrick’s and back. A thorough rap analysis is encapsulated in the lesson module above. Press play and dig in deep!

Special thanks to the research of Martin Connor who was interviewed in this piece. More of his rap analysis can be found here:

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