Personnel: Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Brian "Birdman" Willams, Wacko, Skip, Soulja Slim (rap vocals).
Producers include: Ad Future, Mannie Fresh, Griz, Slice T, Sha Money.
Recorded at Ocean Way, UTP, Nashville, Tennessee; Circle House, Studio Center, Miami, Florida.
Juvenile rose from the New Orleans projects' "bounce" dance scene and turned into one of Cash Money Records' most popular artists on the strength of his 1998 album 400 DEGREEZ and its wildly popular hit single "Back That Azz Up." And while JUVE THE GREAT may not quite rise to the heights of that album and its multi-faceted depictions of New Orleans gangsta life, tracks such as "Down South Posted" and "Bounce Back" will keep fans of the rapper and of the Dirty South well satisfied. Still, irrefutable proof that Juvenile is no run-of-the-mill Cash Money soldier lies in "Numb Numb," his finely-honed expose of coke dealing New Orleans-style, which manages to be hypnotic, revealing, sympathetic and chilling, all in the space of five minutes.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (2/5/04, p.59) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[H]is quick-tongued drawl is still in fine form."
- In My Life - (featuring Mannie Fresh)
- Enemy Turf
- Outside - (Skit)
- Bounce Back - (featuring Baby "AKA The Birdman")
- Down South Posted - (featuring Wacko/Skip)
- It Ain't Mines
- Numb Numb
- Lil' Daddy - (featuring Baby "AKA The Birdman")
- F****-n' With Me - (featuring Wacko/Skip)
- Cock It
- Club - (Skit)
- Juve "The Great"
- Head In Advance
- For Everybody
- At The Door - (skit)
- Slow Motion - (featuring Soulja Slim)