Juvenile Cosigns Drake’s “Back That Azz Up” Remake

Since leaking last weekend, the rap world can’t stop talking about Drake’s new album, Take Care. One of the biggest topics of discussion is the track titled “Practice,” which surprisingly finds the Toronto-native reinterpreting Juvenile’s 1998 smash hit, “Back That Azz Up,” and turning it into a slow jam.

XXL spoke to the New Orleans rap vet to find out his thoughts on the song.

“I’m kind of flattered that it was Drake and that it’s an R&B song,” he said. “I never pictured it to be used that way but he did a great job with it, man.”

Listen to the two songs below:

Juvenile “Back That Azz Up”

Drake “Practice”

Juvie, Cash Money’s marquee artist back in the 1990s, said he first heard the song about a month ago when Cash Money parent label Universal contacted him about clearing the sample.

“We started going through the clearance process and stuff like that,” he said, “and when I heard it I was impressed because I really thought that ‘Back That Azz Up’ was a hard song to remake. The fact that he took it somewhere else, I think it was big. I like that. “

Look for a full-length feature with Juvenile tomorrow (November 10) morning on XXLMag.com. —Jesse Gissen

  • ShellyP

    Some songs should not be touched….”Back That Azz Up” is one of those songs….I had to stop listening after about 15 seconds.

    • http://thisis50.com PM

      Cosign, Juvenile only likes it because he probably got paid off it.

  • http://XXLNEWS MISTY

    I JST….DONT KNOW BOUT THAT! I DO BELIEVE I LIKED IT THE WAY IT WAS MADE TO BE!! JUSS SAYN :)

  • derek

    I think juvenille only liked it coz drake’s name is involved

  • SMWTxTV

    Man…this shit is horrible! I hope Juv got paid! Drake cant write his own damn hook? smh

  • ga all day!!!!!!!!!1

    THIS SHIT IS GOD AWFUL!!!!!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!! HE REALLY FUCKED THIS HARD ASS TRACK UP!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST!!!!!!!! SORRY THIS IS NOT A HIT THIS JUVE ALREADY MADE A CLASSIC FROM THIS. AND WITH OUT IT YMCMB WOULD NOT EVEN BE HERE 2DAY!!!!!! MIDDLE GA STAND UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • East Atlanta

    Haters ^^^^

  • mutada mullah atari

    The orchestral arrangement mannie fresh did on this always had an “r&b” feel to it , not sure why everyone is bashing the idea of the song, now the execution is a difrent story. I think the bigger story is that cash money long accused of stealing and ripping off people allowed juve to keep his publishing, cash money had to clear a song that they essentially owned in the first place , more than anything jive is excited about the check he’ll get once this thing hits 750k or better (no first week )

  • $yk

    1. there’s no “probably” & “hope”…Manny & Juve get a check cut and royalties…

    2. “I think the bigger story is that cash money long accused of stealing and ripping off people allowed juve to keep his publishing, cash money had to clear a song that they essentially owned in the first place”

    ^ they don’t hear you though…

    3. ‘Practice’ is a skippable on TC…10x in listening too…HIGHLY skippable…

  • @DOUGHBOYVIETNAM

    HE FUCKED UP 1 OF FAVORITE SONGS! I WILL NEVER LISTEN TO THAT SHIT ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

  • texas made

    as long as juvy the great co signs im coolwidd it cause when i heard it i w as like oh hell no the fuck

  • NOJoe

    Hell NAWWW!!!! THat Mane just messed up a classic!!!! SMH. Im just sayin u can do better. lol

  • Tre Mula

    MAN!!! Y’ALL DON’T HAVE EARS OR SOME SHIT. DRAKE KILLED PRACTICE TF WRONG WITH Y’ALL. OK YEAH JUVENILE MADE THE SONG I THINK DRAKE JUST MADE IT LIKE 100X BETTER. KILL YOURSELVES IF YOU DON’T LIKE PRACTICE THAT SHIT GO!

  • lank66

    shit straight to me i aint gone lie n i knew juve wasnt gon c trippin cuz duh he gon get paid n pluz ymcmb dnt want dem gangsta problems so no matta wat i kno he confirmed it wit juve

  • http://www.onlikeshit.com cuzz cuzz

    WTF?? u guys are all weirdos and dont know anything about music.. thats a fuccin brilliant remake.. that took talent to even take a song like Bac Taht Azz Up, and make a dope ass R&B slow jam that sounds new.. when someone makes a remake like that.. thats a compliment to the original artist.. u guys sound like idiots..
    yall probably dont have any girls in ur life, and never expierenced anything that has to do with bad chicks but being too scared to talk to them.. Drake is dope.. if ur a fly dude wit bitches, u can relate to his music.. if u dont.. then u cant.. period

  • MG

    drake sucked the life right out of this song in a way that serves as an accurate metaphor for what he’s done to the genre in general. he’s mush.

    awful stuff.

  • 69CancerBabi

    This was actually a good remake, it shows how much talent Drake has and it shows he know a good song when he hears one. Who else would have been able to make a hit like Back Dat Azz Up and it still sound good? I mean really come on now. All u nay sayers need to cut out all that “betrayal” type ish yall got going on and realize that now its a 2x club banger, play Juvi version and shake ya azz then plat Drak version and get ya grind on, everybody winning!

  • JRoc

    Not surprised Drake steals alot of lines, beats, and styles in his music and make it his own. But if they didn’t make those saying/beats for him to take I wonder what he would say/rap on?