Former Cash Money Records rapper Juvenile has shared his reaction to Young Money’s Drake borrowing his infamous “Back That Thang Up” 1999 hit for his new Take Care sophomore album record, “Practice.”
Honored by the remake, Juvie said he was shocked to see Drizzy turn it into a catchy R&B record.
“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. … We started going through the clearance process and stuff like that — 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.” (XXL Mag)
In a separate interview, Juvenile explained how relieved he was that someone finally acknowledged his late 1990’s anthem.
“I was kinda like, “finally.” Somebody’s finally showing me some props and showing my impact on the game. It’s a blessing. One of the biggest stars in the game remixed my song. How many people can say that? It gives me motivation. It lets me know I had a great career, that I really had influence on people and an impact. I hear my DNA in a lot of these new cats, and I love it. It makes you feel like you did your part.” (BET)
Recently, Drake said his LP was pushed back from an October 24th release partially due to the “Back That Thang Up” sample clearance.
“Obviously I pushed it back because I was trying to clear three samples. One was a Jon B sample, I sampled Jon B for the song called “Cameras.” The other one, I turned Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” into an R&B song, me and the Weekend. That was cool. And the third one was this reggae artist. I sampled his voice for something and I couldn’t find him because he was in Guyana without a phone or something. So I had to locate him. So I had to push it back for that reason.” (Stereo Gum)
Earlier this week, Drizzy’s Take Care LP was leaked online.
Nine days before its release date, Drake’s sophomore album has sprung a leak, starting with Just Blaze-produced “Lord Knows,” featuring Rick Ross, and “Take Care,” featuring Rihanna. The two songs off “Take Care” (Nov. 15) hit the ‘net tonight (Nov. 6) while Drake premiered The Weeknd-assisted “Crew Love” on Toronto’s Flow 93.5. “I know you’ve been hurt by someone else/ I can tell by the way you carry yourself/ If you let me here’s what I’ll do/ I’ll take care of you/ I’ve loved and I’ve lost,” Rih Rih opens “Take Care.” Drizzy and Rihanna reunite to promise to “take care” of their scarred lovers on the album title track, which also samples Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX‘s “I’ll Take Care of You.” (Billboard)
Take Care is slated to drop Tuesday, November 15th.
Check out Drake’s “Practice” below: