Lil Wayne, Juvenile & Mannie Fresh Reportedly Working On Joint Album
We've recently caught a few posts on Instagram showing Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh in the studio, getting us excited for whatever it is they might be working on. As it turns out, that could very well be a joint project which includes another Cash Money OG: Juvenile.
#TBT: Birdman's Early Singles
Before all of the bad press, the head tattoos, and the kiss with Lil Wayne, Birdman was just Bryan Williams. Born in New Orleans in 1969, the rapper first made waves in the mainstream with Mannie Fresh as the duo Big Tymers.
Review: Lil Wayne's "No Ceilings 2"
After announcing his retirement via a poem the other night, Kobe Bryant took the court to face the Indiana Pacers for the second-to-last time in his career. He alternated between flashes of brilliance and moments that made his decision seem logical, ending up with a 13-point performance that was far cry from his glory days, but respectable for your run-of-the-mill NBA starter.
Lil Wayne's "No Ceilings 2" Tracklist Revealed
After hitting us with a trailer to increase the anticipation and excitement for No Ceilings 2 last night, Weezy F returns this afternoon with a tracklist, so we know it's real. The highly anticipated mixtape will serve as a follow-up to the much-beloved first No Ceilings, and thus it's got quite a reputation to live up too. The tracklist is stacked though, so let's hope Weezy didn't spare quality for quantity.
In the world of southern hip-hop, there's only so many artists that have sold 10 million or more records. Juvenile is a part of that class. With eleven (solo) albums in total, Juvenile is also one of the more consistent MCs of the past 25 years.
Lil Wayne's "Lil Weezyana Fest" Will Stream Exclusively On Tidal
As soon as Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana fest was announced, it was speculated that the event would be streamed exclusively through Tidal, who premiered the rapper's FWA album. This hunch was called into question when Birdman filed a lawsuit against the streaming service, claiming they didn't have the rights to host the rapper's music. While the status of that suit is still unclear, it seems the legal battles haven't soured Wayne's relationship with Tidal, as they are going ahead with the stream of his upcoming Hot Boys reunion.
A Brief History Of Birdman Ripping People Off
Cash Money don Birdman was recently hit with a $200,000 lawsuit by producer DVLP, who claims he was never paid for his work on Lil Wayne's music and music by other Cash Money artists. Despite assurances of "I'm getting yu paid" and "I'm working with yu fam," Birdman never delivered the goods.
Lil Wayne Performs In Miami, Hands Out "Free Weezy Album" T-Shirts
We wish we had been in South Beach last night. Young Money's showcase at the Red Bull Guest House weekend was capped off by a headlining performance from Lil Wayne. Weezy was the last to hit the stage at an all-day pool party that featured DJ sets by Questlove, Hudson Mohawke, and Mannie Fresh. Mannie also got up on stage during Wayne's set, so we hope that's a signal of a future collab from the two (former) Cash Money brethren.
Juvenile Shares His Thoughts On Birdman/Lil Wayne Situation
This past October, Juvenile returned to the label he was raised on by inking a deal with Cash Money. A few months later, the turmoil began between Lil Wayne and Birdman, and by extension, Young Money and Cash Money. Weezy has since sued Birdman for a hefty sum, and it doesn't seem like a resolution between the former partners will happen any time soon. Unfortunately, that means that quite a few artists on their roster are stuck in the middle.
Mannie Fresh & Rick Ross Scheduled As 2015 BMI "How I Wrote That Song" Panelists
Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) will be hosting their annual "How I Wrote That Song" panel Saturday, February 7th, 11:30 AM at 1Oak (9039 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Calif.) in Los Angeles. The 2015 panelists included Rick Ross, Mannie Fresh, Grammy nominated songwriter Ester Dean, Grammy award winning song writer and producer David Hodges, and country music's Natalie Hembly.
Lil Wayne & Mannie Fresh Spotted In The Studio
Here’s something that we haven't seen in about 10 years. Since Tha Carter dropped back in 2004, Lil Wayne has not rapped on any Mannie Fresh beat for one of his official albums. Well by the looks of things thats all about to change here soon as Weezy was just spotted in the studio the other night with his old Cash Money producer to presumably work on Tha Carter V.
Turk Calls Out Lil Wayne, Birdman, & Mannie Fresh For Lack Of Support
Things don't seem to be all good in the Cash Money familia. According to a recent statement from Turk, he’s on the outs with Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Birdman, and Mannie Fresh over lack of recent support.
Wiz Khalifa & Mannie Fresh Pictured In Studio Together
Wiz Khalifa has been busy working on his upcoming album Blacc Hollywood, and we may get a Mannie Fresh collaboration on the LP, if their recent studio session was successful.
Drake Speaks On If He'll Be Involved In Big Tymers Album
We heard a few months back about the possibility of a new Big Tymers' album from Lil Wayne, who said that Drake may be thrown into the mix. Shortly after, it was revealed that one of the original Big Tymers, producer Mannie Fresh, would be taken out of the mix.
Mannie Fresh Says Kanye West "Came To Cash Money Looking For A Deal" Before He Was Signed
It's common knowledge that Kanye West recently utilized the talents of Mannie Fresh on the Cruel Summer compilation, but Mannie recently revealed that Ye bringing him out of semi-retirement was somewhat of a thank you for help the producer gave Yeezy back in his early days.
Mannie Fresh Says Drake & Lil Wayne are "Not Big Tymers"
On last week's edition of Rap Fix Live, Birdman controversially revealed that while there would be a new Big Tymers album, it would not involve founding member Mannie Fresh.
Lil Wayne Reveals Possible Big Tymers Album With Drake [Update: Mannie Fresh Excluded From Big Tymers]
Many veteran rappers have threatened retirement over the span of their careers, although few really follow through on that threat. Lil Wayne put himself in this camp, when he said during I Am Not A Human Being II promo that he would not be releasing another album after The Carter V.
Mannie Fresh Weighs In On Hot Boys Reunion
Other than a brief reunion in 2007, we haven't heard from the Hot Boys (Lil' Wayne, Juvenile, B.G. and Turk) since 2001. Although another reunion probably wouldn't ring quite as true as their early days, there are many of us who would like to see it happen.
Mannie Fresh Talks New Orleans Bounce Music
New Orleans has been influencing music for generations, and most recently has seen some major stars emerge with Cash Money and No Limit originating there. A new documentary has been released which looks at Bounce Music, which is a hip hop sub-genre that originated in N.O., and melds call and response party music with Narleans Indian chants. Mannie Fresh, a fixture in the N.O. music scene makes an appearance and describes the music.