Mannie Fresh Describes Possible Hot Boys Reunion & Says He Would Mentor Gucci Mane

The producer also references Gucci Mane, says "a lot of cats don't get that this is a business. Somebody gon' make money off you...with or without you, they gon' make money."

In an interview with Rickey Smiley Morning Show’s Hip-Hop Spot, producer Mannie Fresh detailed the possibility of a Hot Boys reunion to host Headkrack.

“It’s all based off checks and balances,” Mannie said of a hypothetical reunion. “Actual checks. I’m not saying it’s not doable because we’re in a better space, all of us, as grown men. It’s doable. That’s what I can say.”

Referencing the lack of celebrity drama throughout his career, host Headkrack asked the producer who he would mentor in the industry if given the opportunity. “Probably Gucci [Mane],” Mannie Fresh said before speaking on the rapper’s continued legal issues. “I mean, you know, sometimes a mentality is a hard thing to break,” he said. “Let’s not even mentor nobody but just tell them what it is. When you step into this, this is a business, it’s not the streets no more. A lot of cats don’t get that this is a business. Somebody gon’ make money off you. Nobody ever told’em that. With or without you, they gon’ make money. So if you go to jail your record is still gon’ sell, they still gon’ make they money. And if you stay in jail too long, they gon’ move on and get somebody else.”

Asked about his longevity in the industry, Mannie Fresh pinpointed his identifying as a deejay first, producer second. “I”m a deejay first,” he said. “The producer thing just kind of took a face of its own but I’m a deejay. My job is to make you dance. If I’m not making you dance and move I’m a failure at what I’m doing. I feed off the energy of whatever crowd I have, whatever they doing and whatever I do, it’s gotta be a marriage. And I take that and make beats out of it.”

Talking about his cache of unreleased material, the producer said “I’m waiting just like you” of the possibility of future releases. “The crazy thing is dude, I’m the dude that do the music,” he said. “I say the same thing you say. I’ve done songs for tons of people, but the politics of how the music game go, that’s what’s crazy about it. Me, I’m waiting just like you.”

With a diverse production discography under his belt, Fresh added a note about an artist he’d like to collaborate with again. “Maybe Cube, Ice Cube,” he said when asked. “I’m a big fan of Ice Cube. I did do a song for them—what’s the group they was in? I did the one for Westside Connection.”

Earlier this year, Mannie Fresh described then-current negotiations for a possible Big Tymers reunion. "Facts and figures," Mannie Fresh said. "That's where we at right now. Facts and figures. We just trying to lay down a plan for it, a blueprint and we'll see what happens from there...We just talking, ya heard? That's all I could tell you. No verses, no music, none of that. We just started on negotiating, that's where we at right now. Hopefully it's gon happen. I'ma give you a positive note, hopefully it's gon happen."

RELATED: Mannie Fresh Says He & Birdman Have Discussed A Possible Big Tymers Album


  • IROC

    No music will happen from the hotboys because baby ol nasty azz cant take all the money, Mannie knows this plus BG in jail big tymers wont happen either, Next subject please

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  • RGeezy

    Who cares about the Hot Boys, all I want to know is what happened to the project he was supposed to be dropping with Mos Def??

  • Anonymous

    What's up with his face?

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  • Bricksquad1017

    Gucci don't need no mentor. Gucci realest nigga in the rap game. How many niggas in the game truly murked a nigga?

    • Anonymous

      "'Our Community' meaning Black & Brown" My nigga. I have to say that I "respectfully disagree" with you, as well. I know where you're coming from with this comment and all that, but please, stop that fake "Black & Brown" unity thing already. Out here in L.A, there's such an anti-black sentiment I feel like I could get the shit beaten out of me just by entering a Latino neighborhood. I don't see "Brown" people showing us love just as much as we're trying to show them love, neither do I see "Brown" people begging us to love them like we do. It is obvious the Latino community is NOT trying to reach out and unite as hard as we're trying to, and I don't mean to say "fuck Latinos", but still. I'm not really looking for being friends with the same kind of people who would most likely shoot me in the back and hang me from a tree. Anyway, I got my own opinion, just like you got yours.

    • Community Activist

      I respectfully disagree @Bricksquad1017, keeping it real and saying Gucci's the only real cat in the game that murked someone, this is the type of mentality that's destroying our community. "Our Community" meaning Black & Brown

    • Anonymous

      im sure a bunch of them did it but dont wanna snitch on themselves

  • fuccya

    Lmao, he wanna school the most unstable motherfucker ever

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