Watch Juvenile and Mannie Fresh Turn the Heat Up on NPR's Tiny Desk

The Cash Money artist went from "Wtf is a tiny desk" to delivering the first encore in the series' history

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jun 30, 2023

Back in April, Twitter user @theylovemyke floated the suggestion that Juvenile should deliver an NPR Tiny Desk concert — a proposal the Cash Money Records artist met with a "Wtf is a tiny desk." Months later, Juvenile, right-hand producer Mannie Fresh, and some special guests have turned in a must-see appearance.

The 10-song set, which you can take in below, finds Juvie, Fresh and a seven-member backing band bouncing through 400 Degreez favourites like "Ha," the title track and other cuts from across his career.

Fellow New Orleanians Trombone Shorty and Jon Batiste made the trip to lend a hand on "Project B!#$h," while D.C. duo the Amours lend their voices to "Rodeo."

Of course, the set concludes with the "Back That Azz Up" — a love song so nice, they played it twice to mark the first-ever encore in Tiny Desk history.

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