Check The Credits: Mannie Fresh Speaks On Producing For Cash Money, Juvenile, T.I., & More



“Top Back” – T.I.

“I was working on a Juvenile album. The “Top Back” beat was originally made for Juvie. We were recording at Tip’s studio in Atlanta. Juvie didn’t like the beat. He said it was too loud. Tip heard it and asked if he could have it. I was so use to people writing stuff, so when I saw Tip just come up with the hook and stuff right there I was blown away. He was like ‘I don’t need no paper. I know exactly what I’m going to do to this beat.’ I was actually trying to get Tip signed to Cash Money after Juvenile left, but for some strange reason Baby and Slim didn’t see it in Tip. I knew he was going to be huge. That was kind of one of my first let downs, because I really wanted Tip signed to Cash Money. When he finally blew I was like ‘Oh shit! There it is. I told you’ [laughs]. Tip and I had remained friends and he always remembered that I looked out. He would always say that if I needed anything from him he had me.”

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