Mannie Fresh is still active in the music industry, working as a DJ and producer.
Mannie Fresh, whose real name is Byron O. Thomas, is a renowned American DJ, record producer, and rapper, best known for his work with Cash Money Records and for being one half of the hip-hop duo Big Tymers alongside Birdman. After achieving significant success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with hits like “Still Fly” and “Get Your Roll On,” Mannie Fresh’s involvement with Cash Money Records diminished following a dispute over royalties.
Despite the setback, Mannie Fresh continued to make his mark on the music industry. He has worked with a variety of artists across different genres, contributing his signature Southern hip-hop production style. In addition to his production work, he has released solo albums, such as “The Mind of Mannie Fresh” (2004) and “Return of the Ballin'” (2009).
Mannie Fresh remains a respected figure in the hip-hop community, often participating in DJ events, music festivals, and continuing to collaborate with new and established artists. His influence on the sound of Southern hip-hop and bounce music is still recognized today, and he is considered a pioneer in the genre. His legacy is not only in the beats he crafted but also in the way he helped shape the sound and business of hip-hop in the South.