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Happy Birthday, Mannie Fresh!

Today, March 20, is the birthday of renowned producer Mannie Fresh. Born Byron Thomas, Fresh is one of the many southern artists who reinvented hip-hop...

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Best Hip-Hop Instagrams Of The Day

Today, (Feb. 11), marked the third anniversary of Whitney Houston's death, so, as expected, plenty of hip-hop heads paid tribute to the icon, including Swizz Beatz and Papoose...

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Mannie Fresh Says Lil Wayne Has Outgrown Cash Money Records

Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne spent countless hours in the studio together during Weezy's formative years and Fresh was instrumental in helping Wayne reach his potential

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Hip-Hop Reacts To Decision Not To Indict NYPD Officer In The Eric Garner Case

With the verdict heard today that Eric Garner's killer will again walk away not prosecuted, hip-hop sounded off on all social networks. Just days after news that Mike Brown's killer will too be set free without repercussions, it seems hip-hip is quite fed up...

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Best Hip-Hop Instagrams Of The Day

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Stream Mannie Fresh’s RBMA DJ Set From Bonnaroo

Mannie Fresh hit the stage at Bonnaroo this year to perform a DJ set at the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp, and he was joined on stage by Nawlins OG Mystikal at one point...

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What's your take on the album as a whole?
Overall, that album is just one of those albums that I can go back and just listen to it, listen to my production, listen to him and it brings me back to where I need to be at. This album defined what Cash Money is right now. Like I said, the first generation was based on bounce. Then all of the sudden we come up to The B.G.'z, which was Wayne and B.G. What happened was, Wayne got in trouble with his grades and his mom took him out of the group. So it was left to just B.G. And the songs he was turning in, I was like, this not bounce music no more, this dude can really rap.

Where do you think Chopper City In The Ghetto stacks up?
It’s timeless. I feel, would we ever have other albums like this? That’s scary to me. Listening to hip-hop right now, would we ever have something that we'd be celebrating 15 years from now that we talking about today? Would music ever feel like that again? Certain rap albums are timeless. OutKast, they have timeless albums. People like 8Ball And MJG, Dr. Dre, those are things things that this generation, somebody who’s nine years old, you can hear the story and by the time you of age you pop that in and be like, "Oh I get it, I see why everybody was jamming to this.” So I think in that era, the music that he did was timeless. It defined a moment. When that was going on, that was the last stages of us having categories of rap. What I mean is, you still had gangsta rap, you still had pro-black Public Enemy, you still had the storyteller Slick Rick. And now it's just one-dimensional.

This album is not apologetic. It is what it is; you either you like me or you don’t. I miss that about music. Everybody wants to tip-toe. People say you can't say this or that to this person, but you do have an opinion, and music was an outlet for that. That album was not apologetic at all; it was raw in your face.

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Mannie Fresh Says “F*ck Master P” In Atlanta

Mannie Fresh is not a fan of Master P and let it be known loud and clear during a recent DJ performance in Atlanta that featured KLC, T.I...

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Mannie Fresh Debuts New Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Collab “Let’s Go”

Mos Def and Mannie Fresh's collab LP OMFGODBKNOLA has been a long time coming. After initially announcing the project in 2012, the first leak from the album, "Black Jesus" hit the 'Net over a year ago...

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Mannie Fresh Confirms He’s Working On Lil Wayne’s ‘Carter V’

 

UPDATE:

Mannie Fresh was a guest on NPR's Microphone Check and confirms that's he's working on Lil Wayne's Carter V.  
"We're actually working on The Carter V." - ...

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Best Hip-Hop Instagrams Of The Day

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