Juvenile Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Birdman f/ Lil Wayne, Turk, & Juvenile "Number One Stunna" (2000)

Album: I Got That Work
Label: Cash Money/Universal
Producer: Mannie Fresh

Juvenile:“We actually wrote that song for him. The whole group we all participated in putting that song together for him. It was a situation where he wanted to be a star like us. We was making promises to him, ‘We’re gonna make sure we push it together. We’re gonna make sure you’re alright.’ 

 

Baby would write his own stuff, but we would critique him on it. There were instances on it were he didn’t rhyme and I told him, ‘You don’t need to rhyme. You’re the Number One Stunna.'

 

"He liked to be on the stage a lot and he wanted the microphone like everybody else. We wasn’t mad at him about it. We was looking at it like a team and we were gonna do what team players do.

“Baby would write his own stuff, but we would critique him on it. There were instances on it were he didn’t rhyme and I told him, ‘You don’t need to rhyme. You’re the Number One Stunna. You just say it and they’re gonna respect it. They’re gonna know who you are.’ He figured that part out and he ran with it.

“I don’t know where that [term Number One Stunna] came from. He had a lot of names: Baby, Bubbles, Beatrice, B. All kinds of names, so I don’t know where that came from. That’s probably one of them nights drinking.”

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