Let Us Celebrate “Back That Azz Up,” The Most Important Song In Music History

On this day, 16 years ago, our lives were forever changed.

1. Cash Money Records has given us so much over the years.

2. They gave us Birdman and his iconic hand rub.

3. They gave us Mannie Fresh and all his hype dancing.

4. They gave us Lil’ Wayne and all his eccentricities.

5. They gave us Juvenile and his plethora of questions.


7. But hands down, their most important contribution to society is, without a single doubt, the classic, “Back That Azz Up.”

8. The song was released on Feb. 24, 1999, and it changed the world.

The song and video helped put both Juvenile and twerking on the map in mainstream America outside of New Orleans.

It also changed proms as we know them forever.

9. As soon as you hear those opening strings you panic because you know what’s about to go down and you’re like “Lord, let me survive this song one more time, amen.”

10. You run to the nearest twerkable space and BAM. IT. IS. ON.

14. Even Barack Obama can’t front on how important this song is.

15. If you can listen to this song and not jump out of your seat, or at least chair twerk, check your pulse because you might be dead.

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