After leaving Ca$h Money Records in 2005 due to new creative directions, the legendary southern pioneer Mannie Fresh has been out of the musical limelight for over 7 years. Now returning to music with Kanye West and the rest of the G.O.O.D. music family (not contractually), we’re really excited to hear the sound we’ve been missing and what the super-producer will bring to the table on the upcoming album Cruel Summer.
When I first fell in love with the sounds of Mannie Fresh was in 1997 during an episode of “The Box”, in which a song I had never heard before (Juvenile’s “Soulja Rags”) played, but I was more interested in who produced the beat. What drew me to Mannie was his unique usage of drum patterns displayed in his beats, which was something I’ve never heard before in music. 2 years later I would hear the infamous club anthem “Back That Azz Up” and would never forget his sound as he instantly became one of my favorite producers.
So today we salute the legendary Mannie Fresh and his contributions for over 3 decades in being one of the forefathers for southern music, as well as diversifying the culture and we plead for his return not only on “Cruel Summer”, but for good.
OS REWIND: Mannie Fresh Update On G.O.O.D. Music Album
Mannie Fresh – Real Big
Big Tymers – Still Fly
Young Jeezy – And Then What (feat. Mannie Fresh)