Album: Chopper City in the Ghetto
Mannie Fresh: “I can honestly say I did not see that becoming that big. It was a Big Tymers song, but B.G.’s album was so dark we decided to give him that song. I was like, ‘It’s really nothing that’s going to give him the numbers that ya’ll trying to get out of this. You gotta put something on here that’s going to have world appeal, give him "Bling Bling." You want to sell records, right? You can’t just have him talking about murdering and killing people through the whole thing.’ But then I’m like, ‘Goddamn, the whole world saying this!’ When you hear Oprah saying 'Bling Bling' I was like, 'Oh shit, this is crazy!'
We even got into an argument of who started the hook. I’m like, 'Dude I came in here and told you the hook' and Wayne was like, 'No, I wrote that.'
“We even got into an argument of who started the hook. I’m like, 'Dude I came in here and told you the hook,' and Wayne was like, 'No, I wrote that.' I’m like, 'Dude, you did not write that. I did the beat, and I already knew what I was going say.’ Then I started, 'Bling Bling, every time I come around your city.' That came from something that Wayne said prior to that. I always thought that it would be incredible if he could use that in the song and make that a hook.
“The only person I could say that always had they hooks was Juvie. But if I did a song, I had the hook already because I knew what I wanted to go with the song. When I did ‘Bling Bling’ I was listening to Jonzun Crew’s 'Space Is the Place.' It’s similar to that song, but I liked the hits in it. I was just like, ‘If it sounds kind of like that energy, that’s what it’s going to be.’
“My production style is from a DJ point of view. I want to see you move, as a DJ you know exactly what songs to play. Somebody can say, ‘That’s the emptiest song I ever heard,’ but you know silently as a DJ why they like it.”