Mannie Fresh sits down with NPR's Microphone Check

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Mannie Fresh, arguably one of hip hop’s most influential producers, took time to link up with Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Frannie Kelly in Washington, D.C. for their Microphone Check series on NPR. Mannie tackled various topics like Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop,” the origins of New Orleans Bounce music, and more. He then proceeded to drop some new Mos Def Yasiin Bey shit at the 36:30 minute mark that is mega rewind-worthy. To top it all off, Mannie played a 20-minute DJ set featuring everything from Kenny Chesney to Kanye West.

Check out his interview above, and peep his 20-minute DJ set along with the tracklist below.

Mannie Fresh Setlist:

“September,” Earth Wind and Fire
“Beat It,” Michael Jackson
“Showtime at the Apollo Theme”
“Boogie Down Bronx,” Man Parrish
“California Love,” Tupac feat. Dr. Dre
“Let’s Wait Awhile,” Janet Jackson
“(Lay Your Head On My) Pillow,” Tony Toni Tone
“Somewhere With You,” Kenny Chesney
“One More Night,” Maroon 5
“Funky Soul Makossa,” Nairobi
“Billie Jean,” Michael Jackson
“Back That Ass Up,” Juvenile feat. Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne
“I Can’t Go For That,” Hall & Oates
“Good Life,” Kanye West feat. T-Pain
“Friends,” Whodini
“Trying Girls Out,” The Persuaders (used by Kanye West for “Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2),” Jay Z)
“That’s How Long,” The Chi-Lites (used by Just Blaze for “December 4th,” Jay Z)
“A Dream,” DeBarge (used by Daz for “I Ain’t Mad At Cha,” Tupac)
“Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City,” Bobby “Blue” Bland (used by Kanye West for “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love),” Jay Z)
“Sunrise,” The Originals (used by Kanye West for “Guess Who’s Back,” Scarface feat. Jay Z, Beanie Sigel and Kanye West)
“Start This Off Right Tonight (Remix),” Trouble Funk

Mannie Fresh sits down with NPR's Microphone Check

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