Young Money Entertainment Sued For Not Paying Producers' Royalties

Once again, Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment has apparently failed to pay its producers.

In what is now a regular occurrence, two producers are suing Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment for shady business dealings.

Andrew "Drew" Correa and Marcos "Infamous" Rodriguez have filed federal lawsuits against Young Money, reports TMZ.

In the first suit, Correa claims he had a deal with YME in 2008 to produce music that ended up being on Tha Carter III, Re-Birth, I Am Not a Human Being, and Priceless.

Correa says he was paid some royalties, but then the checks stopped coming.

In the second suit, Rodriguez claims that in 2007, he agreed to produce for YME and that his work was used on Tha Carter III, Re-Birth, We Are Young Money, Tha Carter IV, and Priceless, and that his royalty payments stopped coming as well.

This appears to be a pattern with Young Money, as In the past producers Deezle, Bangladesh, Jim Johnson, and David Kirkwood, and Play-N-Skillz have sued for unpaid royalties.

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83 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "U DON'T GET ALL UPFRONT" Did you just wake up and decide to post before making a liquor store run? Regardless of your lack of ambition, the top tier artists get paid in full all the time, cause they wouldn't even agree to do an appearance, concert, or private show if there was a good chance they weren't going to get all of that money up front, or at least most of it. Look at Nas. Some fool wired him $100,000 based on his word. What does that tell you? In cases like that, the promoter basically has no choice but to bite the bullet and shell out the money cause someone like Nas isn't going to take scraps up front hoping he's going to get the rest after the fact.

  • Anonymous

    "Would you plan a concert with anybody and pay them in full before they actually showed up and did the show?" If they got their money and then backed out, they would be sued. That's beside the point. If your a producer and someone asks you for a beat then you make sure you get your money up front cause you know they're going to cut you out of future royalties.

  • cmac91083

    Let me help you youngsters... (Top 3 can be interchangeable) 1) Def Jam: (Nas, Rick Ross,Meth and Red, Ludacris, LL Cool J ) 2)Death Row: (2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg) 3)Roc-a-fella: (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Camron) 4)Aftermath: (Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent) 5)Bad Boy: (Notorious BIG, Puff Daddy and the Family, Mase) 6)YMCMB/Cash Money: Hot Boyz, Lil Wayne, Juvenile 7 No Limit: (Master P, Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker) I don't need to continue...yall get the point

  • Lil Weezy

    Thats how we do it over here at YMCMB. Young Moolah baybay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BOY

    Okay, you fucks dont know shit. Let me teach yall the real shit. Best Record Labels in Music HISTORY: 1. Young Money 2. Cash Money 3. BasedWorld Records 4. MMG 5. POE Boy Records 6. Universal Records 8. Death Row Records 9. YMCMB/BOY Entertainment 10. Makaveli Records Real street Naledge YMCMB!

    • cmac91083

      Let me help you youngsters... (Top 3 can be interchangeable) 1) Def Jam: (Nas, Rick Ross,Meth and Red, Ludacris, LL Cool J ) 2)Death Row: (2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg) 3)Roc-a-fella: (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Camron) 4)Aftermath: (Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent) 5)Bad Boy: (Notorious BIG, Puff Daddy and the Family, Mase) 6)YMCMB/Cash Money: Hot Boyz, Lil Wayne, Juvenile 7 No Limit: (Master P, Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker) I don't need to continue...yall get the point

    • cmac91083

      You must be from New Orleans 2

    • cmac91083

      Damn you people are c*#* riders. I like Lil Wayne but Im not gay for the dude like you clowns. I cant look at this shit. You got No limit, cash money and ymcmb all in your top 10? Be real with yourself...

  • Best Rap Labels

    *Def Jam when Uncle Russ owned it has it's own category* 1. No Limit 2. Cash Money 3. Death Row 4. Bad Boy 5. Rap A Lot 6. Ruthless 7. Roc A Fella 8. Luke 9. Sick Wid it 10. Ruff Ryders maybe So So Def, Slip N Slide, Suave House, Sucka Free, Swissa House and Trill Ent.

  • Norris The Hustler

    Birdman and his brothers are so of the best black business men that ever did it in rap music. The media doesn't report it when all those Jewish label owners get sued. As long as you can understand that, then you just make your money and keep it moving as a black man.

  • TruthBeTold

    haha bout fuckin time more people stood up to crooked ass slim an baby.

  • OUCH!

    to make is simple: DJ Infamous and Drew Correa

  • $Brick

    well u know hes got the money hes prob jus too lazy to write the checks

  • Anonymous

    No surprise here.

  • MMG Unuct

    best labels in history: 1.MMG 2.YMCMB 3.No Limit 4.Roc Nation 5.Def Jam

    • Anonymous

      No Limit Records sold over 50 million albums, so yes they made history.

    • Best Rap Labels

      *Def Jam when Uncle Russ owned it has it's own category* 1. No Limit 2. Cash Money 3. Death Row 4. Bad Boy 5. Rap A Lot 6. Ruthless 7. Roc A Fella 8. Luke 9. Sick Wid it 10. Ruff Ryders

    • Anonymous

      1-rap how there told to 2-......nigga 3-1 or 2 hot years aint shit in history 4-its just jcole nigga relax 5-have a shit load of artist but where the sells at lately??

  • cream of beats

    Damn shame. Them dudes can buy million dollar cars, and cash out on mansions, but can't give the producers of their music a few dollars? Wtf is really going on with cash money? We'll find out the real truth in a few years on VH1.

  • thought dog

    Aww come on...The face in that picture definitely looks like somebody you can trust.

  • Anonymous

    this is bs these producers are making blindly agreements and have been getting paid since 2007? i think your contract is up, this want hold up in court just like the rest of the lawsuits

    • Max

      You obviously know nothing about music business. Royalties never stop unless the music stops getting spins. If these producers created a hit, I'm pretty sure the music is still getting played somewhere in the world to this date, so they should still be getting royalty checks.

  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne's new joint here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrnq4SZ0luc

  • XTRoRDiNAiRE

    YMCMB claims to be the richest and they cant even pay up?? Maybe thats why they have so much money cause they stingy with it..I wont be surprised to hear one of the members getting busted for not paying taxes

  • Mack

    Why the hate on my posting it was legitimate?

  • Anonymous

    "Each and every single one of these producers who sued had ALL their paperwork together" First off you need to watch your mouth. Second, most of these producers don't have paperwork. They blindly make verbal deals expecting the money to come rolling in. Maybe they get a little up front, but it's their responsibility to know when they're getting their money. Would Wayne do a show or a guest spot if the money wasn't received up front, in full? Think. I know for you that's almost impossible, but I can't do your homework for you.

    • SCHWARZ

      U DON'T GET ALL UPFRONT A 1/4 TO 1/2 WHEN AGREED UPON THE REST B4 U STEP ON STAGE WHETHER IT'S 5 OR 5,000 IN ATTENDANCE & TEACHER IS RIGHT CHECKS GET SENT 2 CASH MONEY, PART OF THE PRESS & DISTRIBUTION DEAL U DO SOME HOMEWORK & STOP GETTING RACIST MAD WHEN U GET CHECKED OR START LURKING

    • Anonymous

      Would you plan a concert with anybody and pay them in full before they actually showed up and did the show?

  • No Money Broke Money Queers

    Ahahahaha, Broke ass niggas.

  • I'll c

    @boy...you sound like one...grow up and pay your damn bills...

  • Fuck YMCMB

    Lil Wayne is uglier than me when I'm shitting in the morning

  • YESSIR

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YMCMB DOES NOT DEAL WITH ROYALTY CHECKS ALL OF THIS GOES THROUGH UNIVERSAL ALL OF IT. IF HIS CHECKS STOP COMING IN THERE IS A REASON. TYPICALLY THE REASON IS HE USED A SAMPLE AND DID NOT TELL THE LABEL. SOMEBODY SUES AND THEN YOUR CHECKS STOP COMING IN. AGAIN UNIVERSAL DEALS WITH ALL YMCMB ROYALTIES

    • SCHWARZ

      HOW LONG AGO U THINK 2007 2008 WAS? SO THEY GOTTA P&D DEAL BUT PARENT COMPANY HANDLES ALL THE LOGISTIC PAPERWORK? UP SOME LINKS THEN

    • YESSIR

      NO HE DIDNT WE CHANGED ALL THAT A 3 YEARS BACK GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT EVERYTHING GOES THROUGH UNIVERSAL THEY PAY EVERYBODY EVEN YMCMB NOW. IT WAS MUCH EASIER THAT WAY

    • TEACHER

      You are 100% WRONG. Check my previous comment below to understand how the distribution of royalties are supposed to be distributed. UMG pays Ca$h Money.PERIOD. You know SHIT.

  • BOY

    Fuck these money-hungry bitch-ass producers! They should be grateful they even get the chance to produce for such musical LEGEND and MYTH and KIGN of HIP HOP LIL WAYNE! YMCMB!

  • Anonymous

    Slim is the one who handles this shit. Yall always dissing Baby and Wayne but they don't handle the business.

  • Earnest

    This goes back to Cash Money's douche move of not paying Wendy Day for getting them one of the richest recording contracts in history with Universal. The music business is filled with greedy people, but from its earliest days, the Cash Money guys have set themselves apart with their ridiculous stinginess.

  • Anonymous

    Producers out there, dummy up and stop getting star struck, making deals with hand shakes instead of signed paperwork.

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      ^^^ I guess after that lecture class is dismissed and hopefully he/she/it gained more knowledge. You roasted the mofo..lol....

    • TEACHER

      No ya stupid fuck. Each and every single one of these producers who sued had ALL their paperwork together. The problem is that Ca$h Money receives all the royalties and pub checks directly. It is their responsibility to distribute accordingly. They simply STEAL everything and then dare anyone to sue em. These producers have done everything right. Its not their fault that Ca$h Money has the only deal in the history of rap where they own 100% of everything. That is how they got rich. By stealing from young, broke, ghetto kids who dont know the first thing about suing, let alone being able to afford it. Know wtf ur talking about first before you open up that hole in your face that you call a mouth.

  • wow...

    this is incredibly surprising. it has to be the first time these dudes haven't paid. i'm not being sarcastic.

  • Anonymous

    Every year another producer is suing these guys why do ppl keep doing business with them. If Drake aint getting paid for royalties then no 1 is thats they biggest artist............... CHECK OUT THE NEW SINGLE "SUCCESS IS THE BEST REVENGE" http://soundcloud.com/jerz-da-reaper/success-is-the-best-revenge

  • DL Dub

    If they wouldnt pay Mannie Fresh, what makes these niggas think they'll get paid in full? When will they learn?

  • Anonymous

    What the fuck else is new? Why do people work with them

  • Anonymous

    We all talk about how Young Money doesn't pay their producers. So why don't we just ignore them and stop listening to and buying their music? Maybe it might convince them to actually pay their producers.

  • Anonymous

    lol does young money pay anybody

  • YESSIR

    This happens when you do bizness with faggots you get fucked in the ass.

  • Anonymous

    why do people work with them knowing their history thats why they have money because they dont pay people same thing diddy does and they get away with it

  • dantaldamboy n yessir a damn lie

    Hey dentaldamboy, since you their accountant.. Why y'all ain't payin these niggaz?

  • Anonymous

    this shit is hilarious ... these YMCMB niggas is constantly shooting "vlogs" to show off their wealthy lifestyle but yet the people who are responsible for their riches aren't getting paid .. smh.

    • Anonymous

      funny how you have time to watch young money vlogs and comment on every article that has their name in it, while your favorite "real hip hop" artists starve because you downloaded their new album.

    • TDE

      lol true. "Birdman buys Lil Wayne a million dollar birthday cake". It must hurt for their producers to see that shit.

  • HHFAN

    I'm waiting until Birdman Madeoff is exposed as a fraud. I'm sure that they're shuffling around money and paying people only when they start screaming about it. You've never heard about this constantly from Jay, Puff, Nas, or Dre.

    • Anonymous

      excuse me? Puffy didnt pay the producers from ready to die. A few years ago it was on the news. Jay is the same bitch.

  • Fuck YMCMB

    West Coast Crew - We Are the Crew Best song of all time.

  • Anonymous

    A million artists on your label ain't worth shit if only 3 are making money.

  • Anonymous

    THem niggas dont deserve any royalties for being dumb as shit....if you knew that niggas wern't getting paid from Carter III why would u go back theres a million n one rappers out there yet you chose THAT one....and STILL no one knows you so that whole getting put on thing is bullshit....dumb niggas I swear

    • BLACK

      WAYNE SELLS...DRAKE SELLS...NICKI SELLS DO YOU STILL NEED REASONS AS TO WHY PRODUCERS WOULD FUCK WITH YM RATHER THAN OTHER RAPPERS?

  • Cash_Money_Killaz

    This happens if you do bizness with YMCMB. Also you should be ashamed when you produce tracks for YMCMB because its has nothing to do with hiphop. Dont support: poprap, haevymetalrap, rapers and women beaters, plastic bitches and homo's

  • Anonymous

    how do they still manage to keep getting good beats ???

  • mike

    be smart if you fucked over the 1st time why prod the second time for them smh

  • Anonymous

    Someone needs to get the feds involved lol. Seriously though at what point is it considered fraud?

  • Jaynug

    Bunch of lazy disrespectful fucks who mooch off other people and dont give credit to the real talent. fuck young money

  • Grizzle

    Deja vu up in this bitch...

  • jerkin me records

    cash money>>diddy

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