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Nas Is Being Sued By ‘Illmatic’ Producer Pete Rock, Allegedly Hasn’t Paid Royalties Since 1994



Producer of Illmatic is sueing Nas for money he owes him since 1994. Page Six Reportsrecord producer Pete Rock for unpaid royalties on Illmatic. According to a source, the rap revolutionary hasn’t seen a cent from the monumental 1994 album.

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

Lawsuit will focus on “The World Is Yours,” Nas signed a contract that promised Pete a portion of proceeds from the song. It’s now worth millions, but his legal counsel is alleging that the well-respected rapper has never honored the contract.

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