Mannie Fresh reunited Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and Birdman last month on “Hate,” but that doesn’t mean all the Cash Money turmoil has been solved.
The Big Tymers producer spoke with Genius earlier this month about how he was able to work around the internal drama.
“Everything is not resolved with [Birdman] and Wayne, but I overcame it by saying to them, ‘We can resolve all that behind the curtain, but for now, let’s make music for the people,'” Fresh explained. “When it all started coming together, the brotherly love came out. We did the song, then, ‘I wish you the best, we should do it more often.'”
Mannie went on to compare the label’s woes to a family feud. “I still consider them family,” he explained. “Family—you have things you go through, disagreements. We still have issues. If anyone was gonna put it back together, it was me. Everyone was happy to do it.”
Weezy and Juvie have about three to five more songs done with Fresh, and Mannie says he plans on adding contributions from B.G. and Turk for a more complete Hot Boys experience—even if it’s “hard to convince” the entire group to make a full Hot Boys album.
While Fresh and Juvie have announced a joint project with Lil Wayne in the past, Mannie’s now focusing on his next solo effort via Mass Appeal Records. He says that effort won’t be about his past partners in rhyme.
“This project that I’m doing now on Mass Appeal isn’t really about the Hot Boys or Cash Money—it’s about Mannie Fresh,” he explained. “I just wanted to open it up with that to show that we can overcome whatever. Everybody’s screaming for it—’We want that good feel music back!’ I’m gonna bring it to you.”