Mannie Fresh, who has said he is working on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, says that he and Weezy still have a great working relationship.
“We got great chemistry,” Fresh says in an interview with HipHopDX’s Andre Grant. “We’ve always been A-100 with each other, regardless of what was going on with me and Cash Money or whatever. We just picked up where we left off and we’re doing music. That’s what we’re doing now.”
Fresh says he’s proud of their work together, but will leave it to fans to decide where Tha Carter V ranks in Weezy’s discography.
“I’ma leave that one up to the people,” the producer says. “I just know how to do good music. I don’t know how to tell nobody this is the best album ever. I will let the people judge that.”
“I still talk to [Lil] Wayne,” he said at the time. “I talked to dude like three days ago. I called him because he made a step that was so important to Hip Hop – I don’t know if you seen his latest YouTube video, where he’s telling the kids don’t do what he do, and the reason why he drunk syrup was because he thought [that since] we all grew up like that, we all grew up on UGK, and he thought it was the cool thing to do, so that’s why he did it. And he understands now that there’s a lot of people that’s following dude and doing what he does. And he was being sincere. Like, he said some cool shit, and I was just like, ‘Wow.’ So I called him myself and was like, ‘Hey dude, I’m proud of you. I’m super-proud of you for what you said and what you did.’ Because, you know, if I said that during our little reign when we was there it was taken as like, ‘Dude, you soft. You being soft right now.’ And I’m like, ‘Dude, this shit is real right now. It’s kids that do everything that we do.’ I’m not saying like my credibility is shot, or even losing credibility, by telling you like, dude, this is only entertainment. Don’t get it twisted.”
Additional Reporting By: Andre Grant