Super-Producer Mannie Fresh was the original force behind Cash Money’s early success. With Juvenile’s “Back That Ass Up” track, Manny Fresh ushered Cash Money Records into a new era of mainstream success.
Drake, a newcomer to the Cash Money empire, took it upon himself to sample the popular track on his sophomoric album effort “Take Care.”
Juvenile was first to offer his support of Drake’s decision, saying he was “impressed.”
“I’m kind of flattered that it was Drake and that it’s an R&B song,” Juvenile said, according to XXL. “I never pictured it to be used that way, but he did a great job with it, man… We started going through the clearance process and stuff like that, and when I heard it I was impressed because I really thought that “Back That Azz Up” was a hard song to remake. The fact that he took it somewhere else, I think it was big. I like that.”
Fresh was okay with Drake performing the song after the business side of matters were cleared away.
“I don’t have a problem with nobody. Drake used “Back That A** Up,” but he did his business his self, Fresh said in an interview with Soul Culture. “He made sure it was taken care of. So if you do your business right, we’ll do it. But if not, nah I’m not doing it. I’m too grown for that.”
Watch Mannie Fresh’s Interview below.