The quarantine has inspired many of the musical greats to take to social media and stage friendly “battles” with one another, often with crowd-pleasing results and sometimes, not so much. The latest pair to engage in virtual fisticuffs, Scott Storch and Mannie Fresh, have concluded their battle with some on Twitter split on the end result.
Storch, who got his start in music as a keyboardist for The Roots before going on to produce for the likes of 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Beyoncé, Pink, and many others, was originally slated to lock in with T-Pain but a last-minute switcheroo took place thus bringing Mannie Fresh into the mix.
Fresh, who was a longtime in-house producer for New Orleans label Cash Money Records, hyped up the battle in a humorous way via social media, which was organized by Timbaland. The Wednesday night battle featured Storch essentially playing the many hits he’s contributed to with Fresh cleverly adding skits to his set while mostly relying on his original compositions.
The hype leading up to this battle was immense, even more so when T-Pain was initially announced then eventually replaced. As some thought, Fresh would employ the tactic of playing many of his big hits crafted over the past two decades. Storch stuck with the same format and many folks crowned him the winner although it has to be noted that Fresh was behind the full productions of his offerings in the battle.
As it stands, the Twitter reaction to the Scott Storch and Mannie Fresh battle are still pouring in and we’ve collected some of the best below.
Props to Mannie fresh for playing beats he produced by himself. Scott Storch cheating like shit lmao pic.twitter.com/1frRxIQKB8— Wavid Blaine 🎩 (@BMagic302) April 2, 2020
Scott Storch vs. Mannie Fresh was a battle centered on Storch’s range and musicianship, challenging Mannie’s iconic impact.— L E F T, PhD ⚫️ (@LeftSentThis) April 2, 2020
If you break down their production-tree, Storch was producing for finished products. Mannie Fresh’s music made stars and changed the trajectory of Hiphop. pic.twitter.com/cGBqnxj1bi
When Mannie Fresh play them local hits vs Scott Storch mega hits pic.twitter.com/wtmkPWBLZF— N****damus (@Bignole936) April 1, 2020
Mannie Fresh: We shut the internet down— Cap’n Levi (@Gdn432) April 2, 2020
Scott Storch: pic.twitter.com/e2JHcGwqPs
T.I.’s comment during this Mannie Fresh/Scott Storch live is all of us 😭 pic.twitter.com/pXFOKKahIW— RJ Barrett Stan Acct. ✨🤩 (@downtownlia) April 2, 2020
How Scott Storch is crushing Mannie Fresh on IG right now 🎹— Omar (@OriginalBoss95) April 2, 2020
Scott Storch: *Plays Lean Back*— DJ First Class™ 🏁 (@1DJFirstClass) April 1, 2020
Mannie Fresh: *Plays Back That Azz Up*
Scott Storch To Swizz Beatz & Timbaland: pic.twitter.com/neScOoVcWe
Welp we just witnessed Mannie Fresh vs Scott Storch but THIS JUST CAME IN!!! T pain vs Lil Jon on SATURDAY 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/dHa6raC9SZ— Luscious413👸🐝♈ (@Luscious413_) April 2, 2020
Niggas on the TL pulling for Scott Storch over Mannie Fresh pic.twitter.com/IeThN5y5Ky— 17🏆🏁🐍 (@Kontra402) April 1, 2020
Scott Storch “plays anything R&B”— Janitors Unite (@JChanDaLand) April 2, 2020
Mannie Fresh: pic.twitter.com/S7wuBn7Wrt
Mannie fresh violated 😂😂Scott storch was offended lol “you ain’t got no hits but you got some good skits” 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/0UXmTEDm12— 9. 🚀 (@loubreda) April 2, 2020
Both Mannie & Scott Storch are Legends. Cash Money footprint in HipHop was largely due to Mannie Fresh. He left so many hits out of the battle tho. Side note, still waiting for Mannie Fresh to finish this beat.... pic.twitter.com/FCUqesUg1m— нєα∂ (@ChiTownHB) April 2, 2020
Scott Storch vs Mannie Fresh went exactly like this 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/twvJuW4rnH— IFNO🥷🏾 (@tauke_565) April 2, 2020
When Mannie Fresh ended with back that ass up after getting slaughtered by Scott Storch.... pic.twitter.com/VtixzMJTCz— ~Alexandria~ “AstroPetty”💛🐝 (@DOPECHICKBEATS) April 2, 2020
FINAL— GIVE ME YOUR GRIT MONEY. (@BeckDeeMyG) April 2, 2020
MANNIE FRESH VS SCOTT STORCH
(Sorry y’all I had no idea what Mannie’s #18 was) pic.twitter.com/2mzVLICghI
*Highlight of the beat battle*— Truthfully ‘THE EXCEPTIONAL’ Ruthless (@FullyCalibrated) April 2, 2020
The moment Mannie Fresh hijacked and remade Scott Storch’s “ Lean Back “
Scott Storch: ............ 🧐
Playing my songs...🤔 ...... I’m so confused right now 🤨 pic.twitter.com/p5deYgZ3A7
The World: “Scott Storch has way more hits than Mannie Fresh. He’s gonna win this battle easy”— Flyin’ Brian 🚀 (@thebrianrashad) April 2, 2020
The South: pic.twitter.com/Fs7AEqLB3d
You got distracted by Scott Storch playing slow songs, while Mannie Fresh was tryna tell you to Getcha Roll On pic.twitter.com/OahOfRWv8O— Yusuke YERRRameshi (@FM_Jemeil22) April 2, 2020