#TBT: Big Tymers
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Revisit the best from Mannie Fresh and Birdman's late-'90s/early-'00s duo Big Tymers.
The Big Tymers released their last album thirteen years ago. But Mannie Fresh and Birdman are still the golden standard of strictly-for-stuntin' music. Evidence: the hook on Nef the Pharaoh's breakout hit "Big Tymin'":
"Ooh, I'm ballin' like Baby/ These bitches they wanna have my baby
I'm fresh like Mannie/ That's why a fuck nigga can't stand me"
The Big Tymers ethos is perhaps most succinctly summarized on the cover of their most commercially successfully album, I Got That Work; the Cash Money emblem, fashioned in the shape of a church facade, is completely encrusted in jewels like a colony of barnacles smothering a big rock.
Click through the gallery to revisit the best of Big Tymers.