Juvenile Returns To NY Stage After 8 Years; Reconnects With Mannie Fresh


(AllHipHop News) New Orleans rapper Juvenile hit the stage at SOB’s in New York last night (April 19) and debuted new material from his new mixtape and upcoming album.

The rapper performed a spirited set that included songs from his catalog, as well as current tracks from his mixtape “Nino the Great” and his upcoming album Rejuvenation.

“Just being here, everybody walking up to me saying ‘good show,’so that’s touching to me,” Juvenile told AllHipHop.com. “It’s a big thing when New York [Hip-Hop fans] come up and say that, especially when they’re asking about the new songs.”

Juvenile told AllHipHop.com that he has finally reconnected with Mannie Fresh on a consistent basis and the two are steadily working on new material for the first time, since Juvenile’s breakthrough 1998 album 400 Degreez.

“He got a hell of a schedule, and I got a hell of the schedule so we have to find and pick days to be in the studio together,” Juvenile told AllHipHop.com. “In them days, the album sold and then it became a big project. But we didn’t know. I kind of feel like that about this project. Everybody is telling me we have something big but I don’t know until the album comes out.”

Juvie said his new album will be released via a new deal with Universal, the major label that will handle the marketing and distribution for Rejuvenation.

Other acts who performed during the night included Neako, Troy Ave. and J.Y.

Juvenile said Rejuvenation is due in stores this June.