Thursday, July 8, 2021

"Vax That Thing Up," is the Remix I Didn't Know We Needed but I'm Glad We Have

Juvenile and Manny Fresh have made a number of hits songs. One big one that saw them working together was, "Back that Azz Up," or if you were listening to the clean version, "Back that Thang Up." It was a fun ditty and I still enjoy hearing it on the radio. Well, decades later here is the remix you didn't know you needed but should treasure now that it is here. I'm talking about, "Vax that Thang Up." I know I get mad when Summer has barely started and people declare something, "The Song of the Summer," but this remix that is honestly more of a parody-meets-PSA than anything else actually really slaps. Give it a listen/watch below:

We get the return of Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, and Mia X joins too for some lyrics encouraging everyone to get vaccinated so it is safer to go party and have sex again. This all came about thanks to the dating app BLK which is a dating app geared towards black people. The app wanted to encourage vaccines as, "Black adults under age 40 are the most likely group to avoid the Covid-19 vaccination, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Distrust of doctors and government, less access to vaccination centers, and online misinformation each play a role," and BLK wants you to get the shot and then go smash someone you met on their app, basically. 

To quote Juvenile, "I just wanted to do something positive for my people...We don’t know what we’re facing right now but we really do all need to be vaccinated so we can continue to do our thing and survive." I'm just happy to see music artists encouraging us to be safe when other ones out there liked to deny COVID-19 even existed up to the point it infected them (perennial dumbass Ted Nugent). Anyways, as the song goes, "Vax that Thang Up," if you haven't already, everyone!

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