Video: Mannie Fresh Talks Working w/ Wiz Khalifa, EDM, Hot Boys & His “Rebirth”

Mannie Fresh feels reborn. As one of Cash Money’s pioneering producers, the New Orleans native has worked with the likes of Lil Wayne and Juvenile since they were both just kids. Today, Mannie is back in the spotlight and is cooking up new music with Wiz Khalifa, Mos Def, and even the original Hot Boys.

Before, he got on the turntables and rocked Red Bull’s Street Kings competition in Treme, Mannie opened about all his upcoming endeavors.

“I’m doing bass trap, I’m doing EDM songs,” Mannie told VIBE. “So you’ll see a lot of mixes from Mannie Fresh in the near future.”

Fresh says he’s also open to release a new solo album in the near future.

Right before Red Bull’s 2013 Street Kings competition, VIBE talked to the legendary DJ Mannie Fresh in the epicenter of New Orleans’ Tremé section. As a native, the producer grew up with Brass Band music in his DNA and still incorporates the sounds into his music.

“[Brass Band] been a part of my background and my high school put out a lot of the greats like Kermit Ruffins, and the Rebirth Brass Band. All of us went to school together and came up under the same umbrella and started out with Jazz music,” Mannie tells VIBE. “It’s a part of our DNA, so it’s just we’ve got people like Trombone Shorty who worked on some of the earlier Cash Money songs when he was just a kid.”