Juvenile rework ‘Back That Thang Up’ as Pro-Vax ‘Vax That Thang Up’
Juvenile reworked his 1999 classic “Back That Thang Up” as “Vax That Thang Up” as part of a new campaign by the dating app BLK to encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The pro-vaccine reboot finds Juvenile in touch with fellow Cash Money Mannie Fresh, who also appeared on the original track, as well as fellow New Orleans legend, No Limit’s Mia X. The song marks the first time that Cash Money and No Limit have officially collaborated on a project.
“Vax That Thang Up” is as delicious and ridiculous as one might hope, with Juvenile, Mannie Fresh and Mia X explaining the importance of getting the shot if one is to enjoy life’s finer pleasures. “Girl you look good once you go this thing”, said hook, “you’re a handsome younger brother once you go this thing / real life date you gotta vax this thing / You feel weird all night long, you need to vax that thang up.
In a statement, Juvenile said of the song, “I just wanted to do something positive for my people and stand out front to show that I am ready to sacrifice my life not only for myself but also for my family, us. Don’t know what we’re up against right now, but we all really need to be vaccinated to be able to keep doing our thing and survive.