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The good folks over at SoulCulture were in New Orleans for Essence Festival 2012, and sat down with with the Godfather of the original Cash Money sound, Mannie Fresh at the House of Blues. While Mannie Fresh was the go-to producer for the original Cash Money crew, Mannie Frizzle has recently been working with Kanye West behind the boards.

The reclusive producer and DJ spoke about the importance of to his hometown of New Orleans to music. He also spoke on commercial Hip Hop’s need to diversify and what it has  been like working with Kanye West and the crew on Cruel Summer, and Lil Wayne’s work ethic.



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