22 COMMENTS » | Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
Enough with the shit talking. Today we’re gonna get back to educating you batches.
A lot of northern haters like to act like the third coast’s rise to prominence just happened out of the blue. Like one day, around 1997, everyone south of the mason dixon decided to pick up a mic and an 808 and start banging out “Laffy Taffy”s and “What You Know”s. What you don’t know is that it has been bubbling for a minute. While the rappers are usually youngin’s (like they probably should be), the beat is often laced by a vet in the game, an artists who’s been knocking out beats since most of their current fanbase was in diapers.
Most of the big name ATL producers and DJs - Collipark/Smurf, Toomp, Lil Jon - all put in more than a decade of work in the bass scene. Three Six have been putting out undergrounds since the early 90s. Most of Beats By The Pound, the super production team that propelled No Limit to fame, have their roots in traditional NO bounce. And of course the H-Town roots run deep with the Rap-a-Lot team (NO Joe, Mike Dean).
And, yes, children (and babies) trust that Mannie Fresh has been down since the dawn. Fresh’s DJing days date back to the mid-80s with New York Incorporated but got his break when he linked up with Gregory D of the Ninja Crew, dropping a handful of bass and proto bounce hits and eventually getting signed to RCA (and flopping…). Around the same time Mannie was making moves in the burgeoning bounce community, and becoming the in house producer for Cash Money, where he spent half a decade banging out several locally acclaimed full lengths before finally breaking with Juve’s “Ha” in 98.
Here are some of Mannie’s joints with Gregory D and some of his lesser known productions for the first wave of the Cash Money roster.
Listen to Gregory D & DJ Mannie Fresh - “Throwdown”
from Throw Down LP (D&D, 1987)
Listen to Gregory D & DJ Mannie Fresh - “Buck Jump Time”
from D Rules The Nation (Yo!, 1990)
Listen to Gregory D - “10 Years”
from The Real Deal (RCA, 1992)
Listen to B-32 (bka Baby) - “I Need A Bag Of Dope”
from I Need A Bag Of Dope (Cash Money, 1993)
Listen to PxMxWx - “Mo Bounce”
from Legalize, Pass The Weed (Cash Money, 1993)
Listen to Mr Ivan - “Ruger 9″
from 187 In A Hockey Mask (Cash Money, 1994)
Listen To Pimp Daddy - “Pimpin’ Ain’t EZ” f/ BG, Baby & Mannie Fresh
from Pimpin’ Ain’t EZ (Cash Money, 1995)
Listen To B.G.’z - “True Story”
from True Story (Cash Money, 1995)
Listen to UNLV - “Drag Em N Tha River”
from Uptown 4 Life (Cash Money, 1996)
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