During the three-day Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the city’s musical pioneers will play musical host to a special party. Producer/rapper Mannie Fresh will deejay at the House Of Blues on Sunday July 8. The Belvedere Vodka-sponsored event is free to those who confirm entry with sgeevents@gmail.com.

The Big Tymers co-founder has been at work with an array of musical acts in 2012. He has produced and worked with the likes of Kanye West and Galactic.

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