Two producers have filed lawsuits against Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment for unpaid royalties for tracks produced on such hit albums as "Carter III", "Carter IV", and "Re-Birth".
You don't get rich by paying other people money. Â Two producers have slapped separate lawsuits on Young Money Entertainment for failing to pay royalties for producing tracksÂ on some rather successful albums released under their label. Â
TMZ reports that Anrews "Drew" Correa and Marco "Infamous" Rodriguez filed the suits against Lil Wayne'sÂ YME. Â These are not the first such lawsuits that Young Money has seen. Â Correa's suit claims that he signed a deal with YME in 2008 to produce music for artists on their roster, and the tracks he produced ended up on huge albums such as Carter III, Re-Birth, I'm Not a Human Being and Priceless. Â The producer claims that initially he was seeing royalty checks, but they suddenly stopped coming. Â
"Infamous" Rodriguez' lawsuit is similar, as he claims to have been signed in 2007, and music he produced was also heard on Carter III, Re-Birth, Priceless, as well as We Are Young Money and Carter IV. Â His suit says that the royalties have long since stopped, and that YMC has refused to issue him any more funds. Â
Although separate, each producer's lawsuit was filed with the law firm Singh, Singh and Trauben. Â Keep an eye out, as this is a tumultuous time for big names in hip hop. Â Album sales have dipped significantly across the board, and now we are seeing a record number of lawsuits and injunctions, as contracts that were feasible five or six years ago, are not as economically sound these days.Â