Mannie Fresh spoke with VladTV about helping Kanye West out when he was coming up in his career. He says at the time, Kanye went to Cash Money looking for a record deal years ago. 

Cash Money eventually signed Mikkey Halsted, who Kanye was working with at the time, but Mannie Fresh says he helped Ye out by lending him production equipment. "This was my first introduction to him, and the only thing I can say is it was a blessing, because he came back and looked back," he said.

Watch the video above to hear more about Kanye's almost-signing to Cash Money.

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