Juvenile pays tribute to his hometown
Posted on March 1, 2006 by Jamie Slaughter
Juvenile has just released his first single off his first album since he has left Cash Money Records, entitled “Get Ya Hustle On.” The new single is a powerful tribute to his hometown of New Orleans, which is actually filmed right after hurricane hit in New Orleans. The video shows all the damage created from the storm also shows the rapper dropping water and food on floatation devices to the people during the hurricane.
The video also takes a stab at the Bush administration and the Mayor Ray Nagin of the city. "What I'm trying to show is what they should have done from Day 1, when all of these helicopters started pulling up filming," said Juvenile. "They could have been dropping these people food and water and flotation devices and life jackets, and a lot of people's lives could have been saved."
Juvenile said he was fortunate not to be there during the hurricane, but says he lost his house and had several family members that could not get out during the storm. “I wasn't there, but my family was there, and I had to get all of them up out of there. I was coming from Kentucky, trying to get back down to New Orleans, and the hurricane was on its way, and the highway was already full with people trying to get out." Juvenile told USA Today.
The album “Reality Check,” on Atlantic Records is due out March 7, which features production from Manny Fresh, and Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, Jermaine Dupri and Lil Jon. The album also features Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, R.Kelly and Brian McKnight.