This Saturday, Red Bull Music Academy is honoring  Mannie Fresh for his undoubtedly impactful influence in southern hip hop and rap. The tribute will showcase artists who have influenced Mannie’s creativity, as well as producers who cite Mannie as a personal influence.  In doing so, the showcase will embody Mannie Fresh’s legacy in the music world. 

The lineup for Red Bull Music Academy Presents: The Mind of Mannie Fresh includes: Trouble Funk, an ‘80s Go-Go band from Washington, DC; New York Incorporated, Mannie Fresh’s own rap crew (featuring Mia X, Denny D, and DJ Wop); as well as Drumma Boy – a famed contemporary producer who has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, T.I., Usher and many more top artists. 

The renown hip hop producer who began his career as a DJ in the early 90’s transitioned his love of music into music production. He eventually took his talents to Cash Money Records where he molded their sound, which took the label to immense success, with major hits like Juvenile’s “Ha” (who I had a MAJOR crush in my preteens); Lil Wayne’s “Go DJ”  and BG’s “Bling, Bling.”

The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals and a platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape. Having traversed the metropolises of the globe since 1998 – with previous editions in New York, Berlin, Cape Town, São Paulo, London and Toronto among others, the next Academy edition lands in Tokyo from October 12 through November 14, 2014. Further, the Academy has extended its curatorial touch to the online radio station, RBMA Radio, and to festival stages and signature events in more than 60 countries. Head to RBMA Events to keep an eye on what’s in store next. Meanwhile, the Online Magazine provides coverage of the most interesting sounds, scenes and artists operating across the planet.

It’s not too late to attend. Visit the Facebook event page for more details: facebook.com/events/1515970235301924/

Here’s a few videos to get you in the mood for this evening’s event!

Mannie Fresh – Real Big

Juvenile – In My Life ft. Mannie Fresh