Before there was the Lil Wayne/Young Thug controversy over Tha Carter V/Barter 6 there was Lil Wayne, Juvenile and 400/500 Degreez.
After a spat with Cash Money caused Juve to leave the label behind Wayne brazenly named his newest album 500 Degreez as either a shot or a homage at his former label-mate and it appeared a line was drawn in the sand. Years later Wayne admitted “me and Juve never really got along” on the 2007 song “All Alone” but the duo buried the hatchet in the past few years and Juvenile even made a return to Cash Money Records. Now, it appears, they intend to capitalize on that with a full blown joint album.
Juve, along with Mannie Fresh, sat down with AllHipHop to discuss the album where he revealed they already have features lined up for the project. Mannie called the album “a long time coming” an gave fans credit for speaking it into existence. “What’s crazy was it was more so the fans. The fans demanded this. To them, it’s iconic and you got people like ‘This is what I want to see before it’s all said and done.'”
While Mannie is currently signed to Def Jam, Juve and Wayne’s collaboration may be another sign that the stalemate between Weezy and Cash Money Records may be finally coming to an end. After recently being spotted with Birdman on New Years Eve, there were rumors abound that Wayne and the label were working on a compromise even though the rapper had yet to drop his lawsuit against Cash Money.