(AllHipHop News) Earlier today (February 21), New Orleans rapper Juvenile celebrated “Fat Tuesday” with the release of his brand new mixtape, Mardi Gras, presented by Drea Jackson and UTP.
The DJ Smallz hosted mixtape features 13 songs and boasts appearances from the likes of Rick Ross, Mannie Fresh, and UTP members Skip & Wacko.
AllHipHop.com spoke with Juvenile in an exclusive interview just days ago, and asked him what it’s like to get his second or third life in his career. “I don’t really think of that. I never once thought of, like, what time, when is a good time, what other rappers is doing,” said Juvenile. “I don’t think of that. I just make music, and one day I might decide I want to drop a new album, and I do so.
“I never think about what’s going on in the state of Hip-Hop,” Juvenile added. As for Mardi Gras, the mixtape, “It’s street-orientated, Southern gumbo, funk, bangin’, booty-shakin’ and rompin’, thompin’, bumpin…” Juvenile described with a laugh.
Mardi Gras also contains the first single “Power” featuring Rick Ross from Juvenile’s tenth studio album, ReJuvenation, which is scheduled to be released later this year on UTP/Rap-A-Lot/Young Empire. It will be the New Orleans rapper’s first solo album since 2010′s Beast Mode.
Download Juvenile’s Mardi Gras mixtape here!