Looks like Mannie Fresh isn’t here for Birdman’s Big Tymers 2.0. The iconic producer chatted it up with Sway on MTV’s Rapfix today via Skype and gave his opinion on his former collaborator’s move to do a Big Tymers album without him.
“I don’t bash Cash Money, Birdman or none of them. It’s really on, ya know, I’m still striving on just getting what I deserve. You know, what I put in. So maybe that’s what his feelings is or whatever. Honestly, I think Drake is a great artist. I think Wayne is a great artist. It’s kinda like doing a Jackson 5 album with Boyz II Men. Two different eras, great artists, but Boyz II Men is not the Jackson 5…I mean, hey, call it whatever you want to call it by you can’t call it the Big Tymers.”
Further along the clip, Mannie discussed what went sour between him and the “Williams Brothers” and whether he sees himself back into the YMCMB fold:
“We was young. I don’t think business practices… ya know… things that was going on… it wasn’t expected to blow as big as it did. And when it happened, a lot of things were revealed. Like I said, I been saying this all along. That’s all I’m striving for is to get what I deserve.
“I’m too old to be making diss songs. I’m too wise to be making shots at anybody. But my thing is, I’m a businessman at the end of it. I have no problem with Cash Money. No problem with the Williams Brothers. None of that. But my problem is, like I said, I want what I deserve. That’s it. Plain & simple.”
Check out the clip below.