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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

#Throwback Juvenile - Ha #Remix Ft Jay-Z


I never knew there was a Jay-Z remix of "Ha." It’s fair to say that Juvenile was one of the main rappers responsible for the rise of the South in the late ’90s.

Often credited with putting New Orleans hip-hop on the map, this song came out in 1998, when Southern rap still existed on the periphery of a mainstream dominated by East Coast versus West Coast rivalries. In that context, Jay Z’s remix was a significant gesture—a popular, well-respected New York artist creating a verse molded to accommodate a unique sound coming out of New Orleans, and not a New Orleans artist attempting to do the reverse.

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