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Legendary producer Mannie Fresh sat down with Vlad TV recently and offered some words of wisdom for rappers entering the game.
"If you tell something to somebody and it's a lie it will come back and bite you in the a$$," Mannie said. "It's a lot of kids in hip hop that feel like that gotta tell the same story. 'We grew up poor. I'm from the streets. My life was horrible.' If that's not your story, dude you don't have to say that sh*t. If you went to college there's nothing wrong with that. Hip hop is the truth. There's nothing wrong with saying I grew up normal."
Mannie was asked by Vlad to pick his top classic albums from a producer's point of view. The former Cash Money Records artist had a short list.
He picked 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin," Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP," and the first album Kanye West produced for Jay-Z. Mannie didn't say the album name, but that would have to be "The Blueprint" because it was the first album Yeezy handled the bulk of the production for Hov. (Feel free to throw out your own ideas if you feel Mannie is referring to a different album).
Lastly, Mannie tackles a debate that has gone on for years, and will continue to go on until the end of time. Who was better? 2Pac or Biggie Smalls?
"Biggie dude...I haven't heard a rapper yet with worldplay like dude," explained Mannie. "The pictures that he painted. It made you wanna hold on to know what the second verse was gonna be. Dude was definitely the Alfred Hitchcock of rap."