Juvenile Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Juvenile f/ Rick Ross "Power" (2012)

Album: Rejuvenation
Label: E1 Music
Producer: Mannie Fresh

Juvenile: “I got to give it up to my man J Prince and Mannie Fresh. Mannie Fresh put together the track. He played a bunch of beats for me and actually that kind of stuck in my head. I went and played it to J and he said, ‘You know, me and Ross is cool. I think it would be a good one to put him on.’ Like word? Let's do that. As soon as I got him on the record, he was already blowing up like, blowing up. Now he's just even bigger. I'm like damn the timing is crazy.

“I've done songs with [Mannie recently] but never on my project or never on a project of his, always on somebody else's. Cats come along and want to spend money and they get us like that. Actually me and him going into the studio doing something together, it's been a minute.

 

I'm going to be honest with you man, Mannie is loaded, that's what he's been doing. But now he’s selling cars, building cars, making cars. But I think he already built a new arsenal [of beats]. You're talking about a cat who will go into the studio and make seven, eight tracks in 30-40 minutes. It was just a matter of him getting his vibe back.

 

Mannie is real entertaining. It's not only the music, it's the mood that he put on. The perfect compliment for Juve tracks wise is Mannie Fresh. No disrespect to all other producers who have done music for me in the past and probably will in the future. I just think nobody music compliments me better than Fresh.

“I'm going to be honest with you man, Mannie is loaded, that's what he's been doing. He did all of [the Cash Money albums]. But now he’s selling cars, building cars, making cars. That motherfucker is a car man. Mr. Vehicle. I think he already built a new arsenal [of beats]. You're talking about a cat who will go into the studio and make seven, eight tracks in 30-40 minutes. You know, them quickies. So I think it was just a matter of him getting his vibe back.

“Dude been through a lot, he lost his sister. I think that had a lot to do with him slowing down because him and his sister had one of the tightest and closest relationship as a brother and sister. It's something that brothers and sisters out there wish they had. It affected me so I'm quite sure it affected him. For him to lose his sister, it took a lot out of him.

“We've all had our trials. That's why I'm able to sit here and say that. Things happen man, we human like everybody else and sometimes tragedy may strike in your household like it strikes in ours. Sometimes its hard to believe that these things can happen to us as celebrities but we’re human just like everybody else and things happen.”

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