Gillie Da Kid has become widely known for hosting the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast alongside Wallo.
As previously reported by AfroTech, the cousins/co-hosts signed a new contract for their popular show with Barstool Sports in October 2022. It was an extension of their initial 2020 deal with the sports and culture digital media company.
According to Hip Hop Overload, the deal was worth an estimated $3 million in exchange for a 50 percent ownership stake in the show.
While looking for a label home, Gillie Da Kid says Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records came knocking. In an interview with “The Breakfast Club” in 2021, he broke down what offer was on the table.
“Major Figgas was supposed to sign to Roc-A-Fella,” Gillie Da Kid explained on “The Breakfast Club.” “By the time they had came back with the deal for Major Figgas, I had already signed with Suave House.”
“But then Jay wanted the group,” he continued. “So then, when they came at us with the contract, it was like, I’m a solo artist. I get 15 points a bump at gold and a bump at platinum. It’s seven people in this group, man. We got 12 points. We would have to sell a quadrillion records to make some goddamn money.”
Gillie Da Kid went on to reject the offer, which then went to a fellow Philly rap group called State Property. However, Wallo and Gillie claim rap legend, Jay-Z, wasn’t pleased with the turn of events.
“Hov told him, ‘Imma make it hard for you,’” Wallo revealed.
“I mean I was a young n-gga in the game,” Gillie Da King said. “I didn’t know that Jay was about to be the next biggest n–gga for 20 years. So I was like, ‘The f–k are you talking about?'”
Gillie Da King later signed with Cash Money Records.
During his time, the former rapper claims that he wrote for Lil Wayne. However, he alleges that he was not paid.
“I penned a lot of that sh-t, they had me around there. Stunna gave me $200,000 when I signed,” he told HipHop DX. “They was so in a rush to get a n-gga into a deal they didn’t do the publishing right there on the spot, they just wanted to get me ink. Soon as they got me ink then they wanted to discuss the publishing. Once they didn’t want to give me the money I was asking for (for my publishing) then I knew it was a problem. I had talks and sit-downs with Wayne he didn’t even know what publishing was and sh-t, so I start seeing what was really going on around here.”
Gillie Da Kid officially left Cash Money Records in 2006. He went on to launch his own label, Figgas 4 Life Entertainment.