As we previously reported, seminal Southern rap producer Mannie Fresh, who did a killer RBMA lecture recently, has been working with Kanye West and the rest of the G.O.O.D. Music crew in London lately. The guys, including guests Jay Electronica and Frank Ocean, are working on finishing up the label’s upcoming compilation album.
But before we get to hear any music from it, we’re getting some solid rumors that Fresh just might be joining the G.O.O.D. team as an in-house producer. Here’s what he told HipHopDX:
DX: Going back to that [tour] clip, you’re seen in there giving a nice little motivational speech to the G.O.O.D. Music fam. So does this mean you’re officially G.O.O.D. Music in-house yourself now?
Mannie Fresh: Well, we working that out. I’m kind of funny about signing with people. Dude, I’ve been through so much. And I’m not saying I think Kanye is a bad person, but I can’t tell you what that is right now. It’s really on me, and what space I’m in. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t do it, but it’s gotta be something that makes sense for me.
DX: Was any sort of formal offer put forward, or any extending of the hand saying “If you want to, come on”?
Mannie Fresh: I can’t really say if [there was]. It’s one of them things where – Let me just put it like this, Kanye is kinda mysterious about the things that he do. And I can’t really let no cats out the bag. I’m sorry to give you an answer like that, but I can’t really say what’s in the works. Y’all just gotta wait to see what happens.
Anyone else really hoping he signs on with Yeezy and co.? I know I can’t be the only one. Read the rest of the interview here.