Cash Money Records
has reached a settlement with former in-house producer Mannie Fresh, who left
the New Orleans based label due to a financial dispute.
Records has reached an amicable agreement with former in-house producer Mannie
Fresh," Representatives Cash Money Records/Universal told AllHipHop.com
in a statement. "Per the agreement, neither party can discuss the terms."
In the latest installment
of Smack DVD titled The Album Vol. 1, Mannie Fresh explained his his
decision to Cash Money Records.
"Now its me
myself and I, doing big things," Mannie Fresh said. "I left Cash Money
because of money, scratch, moola. "I move on if something’s not right.
I had to do my thing, because it wasn’t right. I still holla at everyone. I
still get along with them dudes. I still look at them like brothers, I wasn’t
raised like that. Its just a growing up thing and I had to move on."
Mannie Fresh has
since gone on to start his own record label, Chubby Boy Records.
B.G. and Juvenile
also appear on the Smack DVD, stating that they the label because of financial
mismanagement by Cash Money co-CEO and artist Bryan "Baby" Williams.
B.G. was the first
to leave, claiming he had never received a royalty check for any album released
The second to leave
was platinum recording artist Juvenile, who for reportedly only received half
of the tour money he had accumulated over 4 years. The rapper also claimed he
had not received proper payment for his quadruple platinum album, 400 Degreez.
He returned to
Cash Money records in 2003 for $4 million to release Juve The Great and
later inked a deal with Asylum/Warner Music Group, as did B.G.
Mannie Fresh worked
with B.G. on the hit "Move Around," taken from B.G.’s latest album
The Heart of Tha Streetz: Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am).