Pete Rock to sue Nas over unpaid ‘Illmatic’ royalties

Pete Rock to sue Nas over unpaid ‘Illmatic’ royalties

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The legendary producer/DJ says he’s been asking for his royalties for 28 years.

According to Page Six, Pete Rock has yet to receive any royalties for his contributions to the 1994 ‘Illmatic’ album, one of the most acclaimed rap albums in music history.

The legendary producer had this to say, “Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994; My New Year’s resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on “Illmatic.”

Rock and his lawyers are focusing on “The World Is Yours” track from the album, the only single on the LP to have gone gold, which he has production and writing credits and vocals on. The lawsuit also states that Nas signed a contract promising Pete Rock “a portion of the proceeds from the song.” 

Source: Page Six