Don’t even front like you didn’t wile out with your boys to this joint last year and occasionally grab a hand full of Monopoly money and fantasize about making it rain in the club over some really supple, juicy errr… cocktails. No? Just me? Okay then. Still, no-one can deny the surge of stripper music that defined much of what banged in the club and played on TV in 2012. Along with 2 Chainz, Juicy J is largely responsible for those songs whose lyrics we don’t care for but are delighted with the visuals and amazing instrumentals to complain about.

After a whirlwind few months with the release of Juicy J’s #1 debut single “Bandz A Make Her Dance,TheWashingtonPost’s  #2 song of 2012 is kicking off the new year with a gold certification for over 500,000 copies sold. In support of the single, Juicy J joined label head Wiz Khalifa on the sold-out 48 city “2050 Tour” with Taylor Gang label mates Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter & Berner.

I’m overwhelmed with the success of the single. The fact it’s something I created in a 2 bedroom apartment in DC is unimaginable,” said Juicy J. “Thank you to all the Taylors out there for supporting it, I can’t wait for you to hear the rest of the music!

Juicy J is currently in the studio working on his debut album, which COMPLEX  MAGAZINE listed as one of the year’s most anticipated, to be released Spring 2013. The album will be executive produced by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Kemosabe hit maker Dr Luke, and will feature collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy and Big Sean.

If I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath for no Illmatic. In fact, I’m inclined to think that this, like Trinidad James’ latest abomination, is Juicy’s first and last major record. But hey, I could be wrong. The trend in music over the past year has clearly proven that there is a dual market for ignorance as well as lyrical proficiency (in the form of Kendick Lamar, Stalley, etc) in the industry. What do ya’ll think? One-hit wonder or certified hit maker?

Check out the “Bandz A Make Her Dance” music video which has amassed over 14 million views:

Make sure you pick up the brand new April/May issue and read more extensively about the contrast and conflict in rap music in the cover pieces ‘good kid VS m.a.a.d city’

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