A prominent figure in Southern hip-hop since the early-1990s, rap star Juvenile emerged from the New Orleans bounce music scene and went on to sell more than ten million albums and top the US charts with his hit single 'Slow Motion'. Born Terius Gray, he started recording at the age of 18 on tracks by DJ Jimi and, together, they developed a swaggering, party-style of hip-hop that was perfect for the local clubs. The regional success of his debut album 'Being Myself' landed him a deal with Cash Money Records and, alongside Mystikal and Lil Wayne, he put New Orleans rap on the map with his huge breakthrough album '400 Degreez' in 1999. He was also part of the successful rap collective Bad Boys and the follow-up records 'The G-Code' and 'Project English' both made the US top ten before 'Slow Motion' became a raunchy, laid-back summer anthem in 2004 and Cash Money's first number one hit. In the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster Juvenile set a more serious and thoughtful tone on album 'Reality Check', which featured guest spots from Ludacris, Fat Joe and Trey Songz and also topped the US charts in 2006, but shifted gears back to his good-time, strutting bravado on 'Cocky & Confident' and 'Beast Mode'. He went on to work with rapper B.G., producer Rick Ross and DJ Mannie Fresh before returning in 2014 with his eleventh studio album 'The Fundamentals'.