Album: Tha Block Is Hot

Mannie Fresh: “That was a beat I used to play at parties, and it always had got a good response. Wayne asked me about it. That’s what was so incredible about Wayne, he always knew what songs were hits and would always come back around to it. I might have played before and nobody said anything about it. When the room cleared up like, 'What about that beat? Can I get that? I heard that played three times and nobody did nothing to it, I already wrote the rap to it.' I’d be like, ‘OK, let me see what you going do it.’ And he killed that beat.

That’s what was so incredible about Wayne, he always knew what songs were hits and would always come back around to it.

 

"Wayne was the first one there, last one to leave. That’s the reason why the dude is where he is at right now, because of his work ethic. If you didn’t show up, he had a verse for it like, ‘Oh I got something for that.’ If we’re working on something and you’re writing a song, I’m like, ‘Who got a song?' Wayne would be like, ‘I got a song.' So I’m like, 'Let me do you right now.' Every day he would be like, 'I got three songs.’ Wayne took writing serious. Everybody is in a room writing and Wayne’s like, ‘I already got the song, I did it three days ago.’ Or he would would be like, 'I’m going to make it seem like I’m writing this song, but I’m going to be the first one to be like, 'I got something!'

“I think Wayne learned from Juvenile. When Juvenile came to Cash Money what was so impressive he already knew his songs. 400 Degreez was already wrote, I just had to put music to it. Wayne was like, this dude ain’t gotta write these rhymes, he was just going in there doing it. I need to know my songs when I go come here because it’s more efficient.