NewsNew Orleans Declares Official 'Back That A** Up' Day

New Orleans Declares Official ‘Back That A** Up’ Day

25 years after its release, June 11 has officially become “Back That Azz Up” day in New Orleans.

25 years after its release, June 11 has officially become “Back That Azz Up” day in New Orleans.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued an official proclamation 25 years to the day that Juvenile and the Cash Money team released the iconic record and music video all recorded in the Big Easy, Audacy reports. The song, released June 11, 1999, featured New Orleans natives Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and the track’s producer Mannie Fresh.

In her proclamation, Mayor Cantrell noted how “Back That Azz Up” transcended its roots to become a cultural phenomenon, celebrated for its infectious beat and memorable lyrics that continue to resonate with generations.”

“This legendary song has remarkably become the most played wedding song in America, uniting people across the nation in joy and celebration, and exemplifying the unifying power of music.”

“This song has been a huge part of my musical journey, and it’s amazing to see it still resonate with people today, and I can’t wait for the moment each night of the tour when the song drops,” Juvenile said.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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