Juvenile’s 1998 multi-platinum hit “Back That Azz Up,” featuring Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne, was already a public service announcement, its purpose concisely described in the title.
In 2021, the track has been repurposed for pandemic times, as “Vax That Thang Up,” complete with a throwback music video shot in Atlanta that pays homage to the original, with a new health-focused message. Featuring new verses from Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, and in the place of Lil Wayne, No Limit Records rapper and the “Mama of Southern Gangsta Rap,” Mia X, the song makes an appeal that vaccination can improve the dating experience, rather than shaming listeners into submission. Some highlights: Juvenile makes it rain COVID-19 vaccination cards, and Mia X says “go get the shot” if you want to hook up with “some dude named Scott.”
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