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OH WOW! Pete Rock Sues Nas For Unpaid Royalties

01/12/2022 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff
Nas has been hit with a lawsuit by Pete Rock, who is suing for unpaid royalties. Rock, the producer of Nas’ Illmatic album, claims that he hasn’t been paid for the 1994 album. The producer, who filed the lawsuit this month (January), told a source: “Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994; My New Year’s resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on “Illmatic.” According to the lawsuit, Rock and his lawyers are focusing on “The World Is Yours” track from the album, which he has production credits for. The lawsuit also states that Queens-born rapper signed a contract that promised the producer “a portion of the proceeds from the song.”The song is now worth millions. Pete Rock also co-wrote the song with Nas. Illmatic was Nas’ debut studio album and it is considered to be a staple in hip-hop history.