Birdman and Mannie Fresh

New Music: Big Tymers – ‘Desiigner Caskets’

The Big Tymers are “Still Fly.” The dynamic duo of Birdman and Mannie Fresh link up on “Desiigner Caskets,” a new single off the soundtrack to Before Anythang: The Story Behind the Cash Money Records Empire.

Fresh’s signature sound, which helped catapult Cash Money to great heights, is all over the track. “This that real project shit that these ni**as wanna hear from me,” he raps over booming percussion. “I send them back in a designer casket, wrapped in plastic.”

Baby also uses the thumping beat for his slick talk and sex boasts. “I fuck these hoes after our shows,” he brags. “Big dicks, we slang / Rich Gang, wartime, let us bang.” Later, he brags about Cash Money’s reported 73 billion streams.

The Big Tymers dropped their first album, How You Luv That, back in 1997. A sequel followed in 1998, but it was 2000’s I Got That Work that first went platinum. They kept that platinum streak rolling with 2002’s Hood Rich. Their final album, 2003’s Big Money Heavyweight, went gold.

Since then, the duo went on an indefinite hiatus. In 2013, Birdman even said he wanted to relaunch the group with Drake and Lil Wayne taking Mannie’s place. More recently, in 2006, Fresh compared the label to a family. “I still consider them family,” he explained. “Family—you have things you go through, disagreements. We still have issues.”