More producers are coming out about shady industry practices.
For the past week, we've been hearing stories from producers over shady business practices in the music industry. It initially kicked off when E.Dan from ID Labs said Atlantic dubbed Wiz Khalifa's Khalifa project as a street album in order to underpay the producers who worked on it. Since then, many producers hit social media to share their own experiences of getting cut short for their work. Last night, The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish hit Twitter to air out Rick Ross' hypocrisy after admitting that he's yet to see any paper from producing for the Miami rapper.
Chuck Inglish claims that Rick Ross never paid him for producing "Party Heart" featuring Stalley and 2 Chainz off his 2012 Rich Forever mixtape. "I'm gon keep it a stack," Inglish wrote, "Hard to hear Ross press Birdman about paying producers. When I never saw a cent from them for Party Heart. Just keep it level.. none of you n*ggas pay ur producers."
The track was initially released for free for Rick Ross' Rich Forever mixtape with both Stalley and 2 Chainz on it and was later re-used on Stalley's Journey To The American Dream without the Chainz feature.
Aside from Chuck Inglish, many other producers have came out to share their own experiences. TM88, who produced one of the biggest songs of 2017 with Lil Uzi Vert's "XO Tour Llif3," put Atlantic Records on blast when he said that he didn't see get paid for his work on the single. In September, the song was reported to make $4.5 million with only $900K landing in Uzi's pocket.