Mannie Fresh Recalls Kanye West Wanting A Deal At Cash Money

posted Monday May 20 ,2013 at 01:38PM CDT | 24 comments

Mannie Fresh Recalls Kanye West Wanting A Deal At Cash Money

Mannie Fresh explains how he and West have different work practices. Fresh adds that his work with Mystikal will "mysteriously come out."

Mannie Fresh has known Kanye West a long time, even before West became a bona fide producer nearly a decade ago. "He actually came to Cash Money looking for a deal," Mannie Fresh says in an interview with DJ Vlad. "I've been knowing him since then." 

Fresh and West met when West was working with rapper Mikkey Halsted, whom Cash Money eventually signed. At the time, West was without production equipment, so Fresh says he lent the Chicagoan his. "This was my first introduction to him," says Fresh, who considers West one of the great producers. "The only thing I could say is that it was a blessing because he came back and looked back. Without knowing him, I just felt like he was a good dude and lent him some equipment or whatever to do what he had to do and he never forgot about it."

Earlier this year, Fresh signed a song deal with West.

Though they are both producers, Fresh says that he and West have different work practices. "I'm better at being in a studio with somebody than sending them beats," as West often does, Fresh says. "That's just not really my thing, but everybody's so used to that, so that's the standard. I'm more of like, 'Hey, dude, let me get in the studio and let's see what we come up with.'"

As for his work with Mystikal, Fresh says that the material the two recorded will not come out on Mystikal's forthcoming Young Money Records album, but that they will "mysteriously come out."

RELATED: Mannie Fresh Discusses Song Deal With Kanye West, Confirms Completion Of "OMFGOD" LP WIth Yasiin Bey 

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  • Anonymous
    It's amazing what a dork Mannie is that he made all that gutter shit in the early CASH MONEY days
  • -
    probably before he got a real record deal
  • leather face
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwJYpyGvqH8
  • jason
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1dxE1tVoA
  • crazy kevin from 711
    got more ufo books. kinda crazy seen some weird things out side
  • RoslynPreston
    just as Tiffany responded I am stunned that a person can earn $9456 in 4 weeks on the internet. have you seen this web site... up444.com
  • Fuck The South
    The Fifth Ninja Turtle Recalls A Bitch Nigga Wanting A Deal At A Wack Ass Record Label.
  • dentaldamboy
    West wanted to sign with YMCMB but was threatened by Jay Z that he would be killed, just like biggie.
  • Mike Dean
    Fuck Kangaye. That weak ass nigga aint half the producer mannie is. Nigga got no musical intellect at all, all he does is sample a bunch of old shit and throw em over some dusty ass drum sounds. Bitch nigga cant even play a instrument or compose shit from scratch.
    • Anonymous
      he actually can... 'stand up' by ludacris, for example.
  • dentaldamboy
    See, I told you Ye and Biggie wanted to sign with YMCMB.
    • IMhO
      yeah congrats..you went on only 100 different artists articles sayin that..eventually 1 had 1 stick
  • Anonymous
    i heard he own a laser gun
  • Anonymous
    I like that Flash T-shirt.
  • Anonymous
    This nigga saying the same shit that dickriding troll dentaldamboy says in his posts
  • itdoesntmatter
    Mannie sounds more like a real producer. They missed out not signing Kanye, but so did a lot of labels. He's sold 30 million singles and 15 million albums-More than anyone but Ja Rule, probably. But he's not an idiot, maybe he wanted royalties instead of a chain or a car.
  • Anonymous
    DOES HE HAVE SOME FOOD IN HIS MOUTH? THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER IF HE SWALLOWED THE FOOD. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
  • Anonymous
    Mannie is a good dude
  • hank hill
    These comments hurt my head, but then again so does Cash Money not signing Kanye West. Then again they sign people like Lil twist and modern day bow wow
    • Anonymous
      jay didnt believe in kanye either.
  • crazy kevin from 711
    nuts lol trying to get more ufo videos lol
  • Anonymous
    Mannie is speaking the truth and nothing but the truth! Wow! Checkout thegrandreport, they have some good reads and videos on there too
  • dora the explora
    6 plus 1 is 14. 6 plus 1 is 14.
  • gbnnu
    diddy caught fucking dj khaled in the ass caught on tape to be released in 2009.and 2013