Mannie Fresh Talks Reuniting Lil Wayne & Birdman on 'Hate,' Says 'Everything is Not Resolved'

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Mannie Fresh performs during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 25, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Cash Money stans had to check the calendar when Lil WayneBirdman and Juvenile reunited on the Mannie Fresh-orchestrated collaboration "Hate." In a recent interview with Genius, the Big Tymer got candid about piecing the record together and shares an update on Weezy and Baby's complicated relationship.

"Everything is not resolved with him and Wayne, but I overcame it by saying to them, 'We can resolve all that behind the curtain, but for now, let’s make music for the people,'" recalls Fresh on pitching "Hate" to both parties. "When it all started coming together, the brotherly love came out. We did the song, then, “I wish you the best, we should do it more often.” (In December 2014, Lil Wayne sent out tweets, revealing his grievances with Birdman and Cash Money over the delayed release of his yet-to-be-delivered LP Tha Carter V. "To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won't and hasn't been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it," he said, noting he wanted to leave the label. "I am a prisoner and so is my creativity.")

Listen to Mannie Fresh Bring Lil Wayne, Juvenile & Birdman Together On 'Hate'

While Fresh teased that he has more songs with Wayne and Juvenile in the stash, he admits that it's difficult to get the gang altogether for a collaborative project. "The incredible thing is, I probably got like three more songs with Wayne and Juve. When we got in there, Wayne of course was like, “Pull up another track.” So I did, and he did that one, and I did the same thing," he says. "We probably did five songs that night, songs with that old Cash Money sound. The hard part is convincing them to do the whole [Hot Boys] album."

His forthcoming project under Mass Appeal Records, however, won't be a Cash Money or Hot Boys affair. "This project that I’m doing now on Mass Appeal isn’t really about the Hot Boys or Cash Money—it’s about Mannie Fresh," he offered. "I just wanted to open it up with that to show that we can overcome whatever. Everybody’s screaming for it—“We want that good feel music back!” I’m gonna bring it to you."

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