Mannie Fresh Declares ‘Back Dat Azz Up’ as the Ultimate Love Song: A Timeless Classic
Renowned producer Mannie Fresh, alongside Pimpin’ and Parlae from Dem Franchize Boyz, recently sat down with HipHopDX at the 2023 Lovers and Friends Festival. In an insightful conversation with host Jeremy Hecht, they touched upon various topics such as the evolution of dance crazes, notable artists like Lil Uzi Vert, and the enduring influence of “Back Dat Azz Up.” Mannie Fresh passionately expresses his belief in the song’s romantic essence and its unparalleled status in the realm of love songs.
Mannie Fresh nostalgically reflects on an era when artists like Dem Franchize Boyz simply enjoyed dancing and having a good time. He remarks that the industry has shifted focus towards a perceived gangster image, leaving behind the joy and energy of dance. He embraces the idea of people smiling and having fun, highlighting the importance of retaining the spirit of enjoyment in music and dance culture.
Pimpin’ and Parlae join the conversation, highlighting a new wave of artists revitalizing Hip Hop’s dance culture. They mention artists like Lil Uzi Vert and the infectious dance craze surrounding his track “Just Wanna Rock.” The trio discusses how Dem Franchize Boyz’s hit track and its accompanying dance have stood the test of time, offering a unique perspective on the challenges faced by contemporary artists in replicating such longevity.
When asked about his favorite track to play as a DJ, Mannie Fresh instantly cites one of his biggest hits, “Back Dat Azz Up,” from Juvenile’s acclaimed album, “400 Degreez.” This classic song has transcended generations and continues to evoke nostalgia among fans. However, Mannie Fresh goes a step further, considering it not just a party anthem but also the greatest love song ever created. He emphasizes its timeless appeal and enduring presence in cultural celebrations such as weddings and graduations.