With the launch of the Voodoo Music Experience hours away, our team and URB Magazine and our friends at Red Bulletin, are here to give you a glimpse at some of the things that you will be in store for. The first of our pre-coverage looks comes courtesy of Mannie Fresh.
From our friends at Red Bulletin:
Mannie Fresh might be best known as the creative mind behind the ’90s bounce explosion, but his roots date way back in New Orleans’ musical history. Back to the mid-’80s. Back to when an unassuming rap record from NYC, ‘Drag Rap’ by The Showboys, turned the whole city upside down and young Mannie started to make use of the turntables he was given as a Christmas gift …
The soon to open Tammany Hall in NYC’s Lower East Side played host to a cast of downtown alumni at their private event with Fool’s Gold Records and LTD Magazine this past Friday. The event nearly shut down the strip of Orchard St by midnight, bringing out an all star line up of performers including Mannie Fresh, Just Blaze, The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo), Sammy Bananas and a surprise appearance by Drake. The night fueled by Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey was another blowout in their annual holiday party tradition, which took place last year at Etnies’ SoHo Showroom. A welcome one we’re looking forward to joining again, even if it’s more than a year from now.
Before our conversation, I listened to the new album, watched the video for DoomTree’s “Drumsticks” a million times. I’ll have to wait a month or two till he comes to play West Hollywood to shout it at him at a show. At at 28, he’s already logged a considerable amount of time in the studio, and four hundred plus some odd tracks which is definitely a professional average. Spin has even called him a child prodigy, various mainstream media corporate outlets bowed at his feet as well in previous write-ups. He was down for the exchange, and I was unbelievably ill. It was decided via text message would be mutually beneficial way to proceed.