THE SLIMY BIZ BEHIND WEEZY

Weezy1The record company and the management team behind Lil’ Wayne no doubt has got more than a few things right. With the highest selling rapper on their roster as well as the hottest new male and female artists Drake and Nicki Minaj signed to an affiliated label, Cash Money is definitely one of the most powerful labels at the moment. But in hip hop, such a position usually means you are accused of several industry malpractices. And Cash money is no different unfortunately. Producers who have worked with them in many projects, old and recent all seem to have the same cry. Let’s begin with Mannie Fresh, the man who defined the Cash money Sound for a great deal of the last Decade. This is his side of the story

I did albums for Cash Money, I didn't do singles, I did whole albums for Cash Money, and at the end of the day I'm saying I wasn't paid for albums so its like you're doing 10 songs and somebody pays you for 1. What would that be equivalent to? I just said hey this is an example of what it would be equivalent to and its no secret that everybody know why I left Cash Money.

Then next comes Bangladesh who came in after Fresh and helped Weezy deliver his highest selling album Tha Carter III, including the hit A Milli. Bangladesh claims that after delivering Weezy the hot joints, he got no money for his work. This is how he discussed it with Vibe Magazine…

This is why Manny Fresh don't f*ck with [Cash Money] because he never got any royalty money," he said in an interview. "That's why Baby [Weezy’s dad and Cash Money CEO] can go around flaunting this cash, because that's everyone else's money… It's not even Wayne's fault. Wayne is not getting money. He is given money, he's not getting money.

Young Money Rapper Shanell has however defended Weezy saying the rapper is innocent as he is not the one in charge of making payments.

But as if that is not enough, producer Jim Jonsin, the man behind the massive smash single Lollipop is also entered the fray saying he hasn’t been paid for his work yet. He is suing for a cool $500,000 compensation for his sweat.

Wow, love me some Weezy, but this is one too many an accusation, better pay up before karma come knocking on your door.

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