Mannie Fresh. Photo: Brook Bobbins

Close Out Labor Day & Decadence Weekend With Mannie Fresh & DJ Soul Sister

Capping off Labor Day Weekend 2017 will be Grammy-nominated producer and Godfather of Bounce, Mannie Fresh. The New Orleans Hip-Hop mainstay and cultural icon will take to the House of Blues on Sunday, September 3 to perform a live concert alongside DJ Soul Sister. The one-night-only event will feature break beats and classic cuts from rap, soul, funk, rhythm & blues and old school hip-hop courtesy of the two celebrated selectors.

The event, dubbed Body Rock, is an 18+ affair and tickets are available here for $10. Doors open at 10pm. The House of Blues is at 225 Decatur St.

About Mannie Fresh: A New Orleans native, Mannie Fresh is a hip-hop icon, and a talented producer, artist and entertainer. The Grammy-nominated producer is responsible for crafting hits for some of the biggest superstars in rap music, including UGK, Gucci Man, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, 2 Chainz, the Notorious B.I.G., Cash Money (of course) and many others. He recently appeared on OffBeat‘s June cover as the producer of Flow Tribe’s new album. Fresh has always pushed the envelope, using all genres of music in creating his musical masterpieces. He is credited as being an original architect of southern hip-hop, dominating the rap and pop charts with his distinct “Mannie Fresh sound” and he’s considered the Godfather of Bounce! Mannie’s latest endeavors include projects with Big Freedia, developing his own artists for his label, Chubby Boy Productions, working as a Red Bull Music Ambassador and DJing all around the world.

About DJ Soul Sister: DJ Soul Sister (Melissa Weber) is the award-winning Queen of Rare Grooves and one of the longest-running live DJ artists (mixing and blending 100% vinyl) in her hometown of New Orleans. She’s also known worldwide as an expert crate digger, party promoter and tastemaker. A veteran radio programmer on WWOZ FM for nearly two decades, DJ Soul Sister is the host and founder of the longest running rare groove radio show in the U.S, “Soul Power.” Her vinyl-only sets have caught the attention of everyone from Solange and King Britt to New York Times pop music critic, Ben Ratcliff.  Soul Sister has been throwing down on the turntables and throwing parties in NOLA since 1997. She won OffBeat’s Best of the Best Award six years in a row from 2010-2016 and is the first DJ to win a Big Easy Entertainment Award (2010 and 2017). Weber is also a well respected scholar, currently pursuing her M.A. in musicology.