Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Pete Rock Suing Nas Over Illmatic

Music producer Pete Rock suing rapper Nas over royalties from Nas' Hip Hop classic 'Illmatic...' 

Groundbreaking hip-hop producer Pete Rock says that Nas hasn’t paid him a cent in royalties for his work on the rapper’s era-defining double-platinum album “Illmatic” — and he’s finally gearing up to sue, Page Six is told.
Rock and his attorneys claim that the Queens rapper — nĂ© Nasir Jones — signed a contract that would allow the producer a cut of the proceeds from the classic track “The World Is Yours,” a total that’s now in the millions of dollars.
And we’re told that lawyers for Rock — who has produced classics for A Tribe Called Quest and Gang Starr, among many others — have repeatedly demanded that Nas honor the alleged deal, to no avail.