Veteran producer/DJ Mannie Fresh is really hoping that Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V sees the light of day. Over the weekend, the former Cash Money affiliate said that he got back together with Wayne for the fifth installment of the Carter series and is responsible for producing several records on the LP. But now, with Wayne’s $51 million dollar lawsuit pending, Mannie has to play the waiting game along with Wayne and the fans.
“I hope it comes out,” he told Hip Hop DX. “I got a couple of songs on it. It’s a big royalty check. Mama want another house.”
While he was in Hollywood for the annual BMI “How I Wrote That Song” panel, Mannie Fresh gave props to Weezy during his time on stage. But afterwards, he spoke about Wayne’s current status with Cash Money and described Wayne’s impeccable work ethic when he was a young rapper during his Hot Boyz days.
“He was always the first one there and the last one to leave, and he had a tablet full of songs,” Fresh said, according to AP. “This kid is way ahead of himself. Even when he was young, he was four grades up.”
The Big Tymers producer also said that he feels Wayne has grown out of Cash Money and has a better opportunity ahead of him. Given his extensive resume, Wayne can move on to make bigger records with other major artists outside of his typical element. While Weezy has worked with rap legends like Jay Z, Master P, and more, he can also do more joint ventures with other well-established artists like Justin Timberlake.
“He’s going to get somebody with star power that can bring other people to the table,” he said. “If I did do a song and I got Justin Timberlake on it, I got Justin Timberlake fans as well. I think Wayne is starting to see it in that way. Hip Hop can only bring you so far.”