Mannie Fresh addressed Birdman's comment that Drake & Lil Wayne would be involved in the new Big Tymers album in his place, explaining that while he respected the Cash Money artists, they are not the Big Tymers.
On last week's edition of Rap Fix Live, Birdman controversially revealed that while there would be a new Big Tymers album, it would not involve founding member Mannie Fresh. Even more controversially, Baby hinted that Lil Wayne and Drake may take Mannie's place in the former duo.
Fresh called into Rap Fix today to comment on the claims, expressing that while both Wayne and Drake are great artists in their own right, they are "not the Big Tymers."
The rapper/producer clarified that it was not an issue of quality, but simply stressed that it would be difficult to replicate the duo, as he accounted for 50% of it, and Drizzy and Weezy are of a new generation. "It's kinda like doing a Jackson 5 album with Boyz II Men," said Mannie, via Skype. "Two different eras, great artists, but Boyz II Men is not the Jackson 5."
Mannie had a falling out with Cash Money after he felt he was not compensated fully for his production, an issue with the label that other beatmakers have shared. Fresh often contributed the beats for full 18 track efforts from the likes of Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and his own Big Tymers.
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