About Mannie Fresh
Mannie Fresh, real name Byron O. Thomas, is a hip hop producer and rapper from the United States. He is best known for his decade-long work with record label Cash Money and performances with Big Tymers, a successful rap duo founded by Thomas and his friend. As for today, Mannie is working with Def Jam Records’ subsidiary label Def Jam South and his own label, Chubby Boy Records. Mannie Fresh net worth is estimated at $10 million.
Byron was born in New Orleans, in 1969. His professional career, which eventually boosted Mannie Fresh net worth to millions of dollars, started particularly early. By the time he turned 9, Byron was often invited to perform as a Disk Jockey in local parties and clubs. While trying to establish his name on New Orleans’s underground scene, the future millionaire met a fellow rapper MC Gregory D. They started a fruitful collaboration and by the end of 1987 released their common album Throwdown, produced by Mannie. The two musicians continued their collaboration into the 1990s and parted ways after recording two more studio albums.
In 1993 Mannie met Brian Williams, professionally known as Baby Williams.
This talented producer invited Thomas to work with his company Cash Money Records and introduced Thomas with Turk, Juvenile and Lil Wayne, at the time- members of the hip hop group Hot Boys. Together with this band Byron made some of the best selling rap albums and singles of the year, such as “I Need A Hot Girl”. Needless to say, this partnership had a very positive effect on Mannie Fresh net worth growth. For the following few years Byron has developed his professional career along with Birdman, as the duo Big Tymers. Together these guys recorded a number of hits that remained on the US charts for weeks. Among their most popular singles were “Get Your Roll On”, “Number One Stunna”, “Still Fly”, “Oh Yeah” and “This Is How We Do”.
In 2004 Mannie released his first solo album, which featured 30 tracks and guest appearances from such artists as Skit, Lil Wayne, Birdman, R. Kelly, Bun B and Petey Pablo. All of the tracks, but two, were produced by Mannie himself. Some of them were particularly short, lasting for one minute or less. Byron’s second studio album, Return of the Ballin’, reached the stores by the end of 2009. Just like his first solo release it was met with little enthusiasm and made a modest contribution to Mannie Fresh net worth. Through all this time Mannie continued to work as a producer. He is directly responsible for the success of Lil Wayne’s “Go D.J.”, T.I.’s “Top Back” and “Big Shit Poppin’ (Do It)”, a number of Juvenile’s hits and 2012’s single “The One”, performed by Kanye West, Marsha Ambrosius, 2 Chainz and Big Sean.