Today, March 25, is the 41st birthday of Southern rapper Juvenile.

The New Orleans-born MC's career began in 1995 at the age of 19 when he released his debut album Being Myself via Warlock Records. Within the next two years, Juve joined Cash Money Records' roster and became one of their flagship artists, releasing his CMR debut Solja Rags in 1997. He first struck chart topping gold with the 1999 single "Back That Azz Up." He would release six solo albums and three group albums with the Hot Boyz under the label's banner, including his 1998 breakthrough 400 Degreez.

Since then, Juvenile's history with Cash Money has been somewhat spotty. Juve initially left the label in 2002 claiming financial mismanagement, but rejoined a year later and released the platinum selling album Juve the Great, yielding another memorable single, "Slow Motion." By 2004, however, Juvenile had once again parted ways with Cash Money, this time signing with Atlantic Records. Since his second departure, Juve has released four albums, including his most recent, 2014's The Fundamentals. As of recently, Juve has been showing love to the younger rappers who remember his contributions to hip-hop. He collaborated with Young Thug for the early 2017 track "Red Sox," and did the same for Nef The Pharaoh with "Put You On."

XXL caught up with Juvie in 2015 to talk about new music and his status with Cash Money now. Celebrate Juvie's born day by listening to his best cuts here.

Happy Birthday, Juvenile!

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