Lil Wayne announced a new Big Tymers project earlier this month — founding member and longtime Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh, however, won't be a part of it. Co-founder Birdman told MTV, "Not at all."
Big Tymers — the multi-platinum supergroup duo responsible for "Get Your Roll On," "#1 Stunna" and "Still Fly" — dissolved in 2005, following the 2003 album Big Money Heavyweight. In a Skype interview with MTV's Sway Calloway, Fresh said "the people have spoken."
"I think Drake is a great artist, I think Wayne is a great artist, but they not the Big Tymers. It's kind of like doing a Jackson 5 album with Boyz II Men," he said. "Two different eras, great artists, but Boyz II Men is not the Jackson 5. ... You can call it whatever you want to call it but you can't call it a Big Tymers album."
Calloway asked Fresh "what went wrong" with the group and the label, from which Fresh split in 2005.
"At the time, we was young," he said. "All I'm striving for is to get what I deserve. ... I'm too wise to be making shots at anybody. But the thing is, I'm a businessman. I don't have no problems with Cash Money, no problems with the Williams brothers, I just want what I deserve, plain and simple."