Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Producers Play-N-Skillz known for their work on Lil Wayne’s “The Carter III”, recently spoke about their pending payment issues with Weezy for their productions like “Got Money”, on his multi-platinum selling album. They have also revealed that the majority of the producers featured on the album are waiting for their payment as well. However the producers feel Weezy isn’t at fault here for them not being compensated and nobody has filed any lawsuits (yet) against Cash Money/ Young Money. Play-N-Skillz says:
“It’s not officially settled, but I’m going to say we took massive steps forward to get everything resolved,” they revealed in an interview. “There was never really a lawsuit, I don’t know where that one really [went] left field. We were never officially suing Lil Wayne and Young Money and Cash Money, it was just we were at a producer conference and we were giving advice to young producers and I’ma say it again. Sometimes, you gotta just jump out into the water without a life vest and just go and do what you gotta do to survive. And that’s what we did, we had the opportunity to be on an album like Carter 3, we’ll arrange it later on, we gonna get it fixed. We handle all the paper work, that’s not the case like we didn’t handle our business, it’s just the checks haven’t been cut. Not just for Play-N-Skillz, but d*mn near every producer on that album has not been paid; you know what I’m saying? It’s just a bunch of sample bullsh*t and everything else that’s going on, so shout-out to Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money, it’s all good daddy, let’s do another one. There is no lawsuit as we speak, we working everything out. But the whole thing is we had not been compensated for it right now, we haven’t been paid but sometimes it takes time for paperwork to be done…The music business right now just don’t like to pay nobody…The Carter IIIWayne at the same time. And I’m not saying trying to take his side because homie’s doing his thing. I’m sure Wayne and them got their money up front but I ain’t got mine. It’s close to four million records; it’s one of the biggest selling albums in a long time. I just wanna get a little bit.” has received lawsuits, prior to us there was another sample issue, there was another producer that jumped up and it’s kinda not fair to
Skillz previously broke the news on not being paid by Wayne’s label for their work in an interview earlier this year stating:
“We haven’t gotten any compensation,” he said in an interview. “We really didn’t want to speak on anything like that, just because of our relationship with T-PainWayne. We’re more thankful for the opportunity to be on and The Carter III, but business is business at the end of the day.”
A former Cash Money Records associate, Tristan “T Mix” Jones, has also sued the label for $2 million in damages over an alleged breach of contract earlier this year. In a federal lawsuit, Jones claims he signed an exclusive production contract with Cash Money Records in November 2005. In exchange for Jones’ exclusive production services, Jones says Cash Money promised to pay production royalties on the suggested retail list price. Jones says Cash Money owes him at least $2.25 million, but has paid him only about $187,000. Jones seeks damages for breach of contract in Federal Court. For an album that sold 1 million in the first week, you’d think they would have taken care of the people who helped create it, but what do I know?