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Nas sued by Pete Rock over unpaid royalties form Illmatic
 

 
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Legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock set to sue Nas over ‘Illmatic’ royalties

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 — n 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.

Rock has a writing credit on the tune — the only single on the 1994 LP to have gone gold — produced it and even provided vocals.


Now we’re told Rock’s legal team is preparing to file a lawsuit in January, we’re told.


Rock told Page Six, “Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994; My New Year’s resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on ‘Illmatic.'”

The track is the song most sampled by hip-hop artists from Nas’ catalog, according to insiders. It has been sampled by Jay-Z, Eminem, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and the late Mac Miller.

The song was also used in the film “Antwoine Fisher,” directed by and starring Denzel Washington.

Apparently, Nas has a better relationship with other blue-chip producers who worked on the album. DJ Premier, who also produced tracks on “Illmatic,” guested on his track “Wave Gods” — which also features A$AP Rocky — from the surprise-dropped-on-Christmas album “Magic.”

Reps for Nas didn’t get back to us.



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 4 months ago '10        #2
ironhead  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Lazy a*s thread
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 4 months ago '21        #3
Still2Highh 
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Chocolate boy wonder like

"I see u gettin that tech money now esco... member when.."






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 4 months ago '13        #4
CrunchTime CDN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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 ironhead said
Lazy a*s thread
fu*k you I'm on a phone I was updating it as you was typing
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 4 months ago '21        #5
Henri  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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If nas us rich as he says he is.. he better pay up or was he capping about coinbase scam ?
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 4 months ago '16        #6
Soo Special OG  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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What Juicy J say

Get cho money mane
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 4 months ago '13        #7
EZ Green  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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smh
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 4 months ago '13        #8
CrunchTime CDN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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I'm pretty sure Nas wasn't in charge of handing out checks when Illmatic was created & I'm pretty sure Pete know that but Nas is paid now so that's who he will target.
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 4 months ago '06        #9
angelo noel 
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Damn
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 4 months ago '13        #10
CrunchTime CDN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10 OP
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Pete Rock didn't get a dime he was getting fu*ked then I know who got paid God











































Serchlite Publishing


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 4 months ago '10        #11
Delbert Mengel 
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pay that myan his myoney
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 4 months ago '17        #12
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x37
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Ain't he supposed to go after Serchlite Publishing for that


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 4 months ago '15        #13
METABaron 
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First Nas thread in a minute this quiet. Surely Billionaire Esco not gon stall out a certified Hip Hop legend like this…
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 4 months ago '17        #14
TrillestTalk404  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Pete CLEARLY didn't have his paperwork in order cause he would have been got paid if he did. I honestly don't think Nas should give him anything. Pete actually fu*ked Nas first baby mother Carmen and made it public that they had a thing back in the day and I'm sure that rubbed Nas the wrong way which is why they haven't worked together in a long time. Dont think Nas was necessarily tripping about Pete hitting Carmen I think it was that he made it public to a magazine if I remember correctly. Either way I'm sure Pete got paid something for his beat, just not what he feels he deserved. And with Nas finances leveling up the way they are I think Pete just wants to take advantage
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 4 months ago '17        #15
Pretty Tone 
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how you gon do soul brother #1 dirty?


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 4 months ago '15        #16
Tobinmont  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Damn. Pay the god.
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 4 months ago '14        #17
TheMonument 
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Pete need to kick Rocks

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 4 months ago '20        #18
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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This is dumb
If it's true, Nas isn't the one that owes him
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 4 months ago '05        #19
HOAXone 
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The wording in this is just click bait. The lawsuit is not Pete Rock against Nas. The record was under Colombia Records which is partially now under Sony/ATV.
Any contracts for sales or mechanical licenses would be directed to Colombia/Sony which in turn is handled via the Harry Fox Agency. On the Performance Royalty end, I believe Nas is now BMI and Pete Rock ASCAP. So that would get sorted out through Pete’s Pub (Reach Global Inc) and Nasir’s which is through Universal Music Z Songs.
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 4 months ago '20        #20
Trueballer718 
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serchlite publishing gotta respond to this .
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 4 months ago '20        #21
God is Good 
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Nas wasn’t cutting no checks back then. Pete must be hurting to go this route, but Nas lawyers are just as good as Sony I’m sure.

Dismissed for suing the wrong party

God bless
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 4 months ago '16        #22
KindaBlue 
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 4 months ago '04        #23
7twelve  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Still2Highh said
Chocolate boy wonder like

"I see u gettin that tech money now esco... member when.."






not sure if nas owns his early work, maybe he does now. but if he didnt own it then id a*sume pete would have to sue colombia who controlled it...iono
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 4 months ago '04        #24
skillahmang 
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Corny
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 4 months ago '17        #25
Poncho520 
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Pay That Man


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