Mannie Fresh spoke with The Boombox about his decision to allow Drake to use his reworking of Juvenile’s ‘Back That Azz Up’ on Drake’s track ‘Practice’, featured on the rapper’s new ‘Take Care’ album. Despite Drake being on Cash Money and Mannie leaving the label under bad circumstances related to money, he didn’t hold it against Drake.
“Drake called and made sure to say, ‘Get in touch with Mannie, give him whatever he wants and make sure the business is straight.’ That’s all I’ve ever asked for,” Mannie explained. “I never had a problem with Cash Money. I just had a problem with the way they did business. I feel like Drake is a different artist. I know he is signed to Cash Money, but I would not put him in the middle of my business with them.”
Mannie Fresh tells XXLMag.com he’s no longer rocking chains even though he was the guy who produced ‘Bling Bling’ for B.G. in 1999. “I’m a grown man,” he explained. “It’s like if you go to a club now everybody got on a chain and watch and look like a rapper. I’m not saying nothing’s wrong with that but I’m at a different place in my life. I’m looking at longevity and saving my money. I don’t want to be a VH1 special like that dude is flat broke walking around acting like he 18.”
Dem Franchize Boyz are out with the video to their new single ‘Mr. Feel Good’, featuring Mannie Fresh, from the Atlanta, Georgia hip hop group’s third studio album ‘Da Point of No Return’, out soon on Capitol Records. Watch it below the cut. (more…)
Pras, Mannie Fresh, and Freekey Zekey attended the first day of the TJ’s DJ’s 2nd Annual Tastemakers Music Conference at the Hyatt Regency on August 11th in Miami, Florida. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Young Jeezy is out with the video to his new single ‘And Then What’, featuring Mannie Fresh, from the Atlanta rapper’s debut album ‘Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101’, out now on Def Jam Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Mannie Fresh is out with the video to his new single ‘Conversation’, from the New Orleans, Louisiana rapper’s debut album ‘The Mind of Mannie Fresh’, released on Cash Money. Watch it at VEVO.
Mannie Fresh is out with the video to his new single ‘Real Big’, off the New Orleans rapper’s debut album ‘The Mind of Mannie Fresh’, released on Cash Money. Watch it online via YouTube below.