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Mannie Fresh shares some unknown history about Cash Money and New Orleans Hip-Hop.

In an interview with Da Take Over podcast, Mannie revealed how he helped T.I. become a star with his hit song “Top Back.”

The story goes, Mannie originally made the beat for Juvenile. In fact, he actually named the file after him. He had big plans for the song, hoping that it would get Juvenile get back hot again in 2006.

“When I first did that song, it was Juve’s song and Tip had already did the hook from past relationships we had,” Fresh says. “Juve came in the studio, he was like, ‘I don’t like that sh*t, it’s too loud.’ And T.I. turned to me and was like, ‘What the f*ck he mean he don’t like that!?’”

Mannie also revealed that T.I.’s opening adlibs were a slight shot at Juve. Remember, he starts the song saying, “I’ma show these n*ggas what to do with one of your beats.”

The song wound up being one of the biggest songs of 2006 and even got T.I. in a Chevrolet commercial.

However, that may not be the biggest news related to T.I. Mannie later confesses that he tried to get the label to sign him when he was younger, right around the time Juvenile left the label. Mannie says Baby and Slim didn’t think T.I. was a star, and he also feels they didn’t want to sign him just because he was from Atlanta.

Check out the entire interview below where Mannie speaks on the Cash Money rivalry with Master P‘s No Limit Records and more.

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