Juvenile’s “HA” lives on in 2018. The stop-start flow’s DNA can be heard in the “AYE”-punctuated lines of the SoundCloud generation, but it’s also being referenced much more explicitly on a regular basis. ManMan Savage’s “Huh” is a prime example. Uniting the Atlanta rapper with city-mate Runway Richy as well as the buzzing West Coaster 03 Greedo, the track is a clear tribute to Juvie’s class: “since Juvenile been 400 Degreez, huh?” However, the flow has been modernized with minimal trappy production that draws lines between Atlanta’s current wave and the driving instrumentals of a young Mannie Fresh.
It’s very clear that the song means a lot to Southern rap (the album 4x platinum, after all), as South Florida rapper Bruno Mali also did his own memorable remake of “Ha’ on his excellent 2017 mixtape MADE.