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Pete Rock Prepares To File Lawsuit Against Nas For His Contributions To 'Illmatic'

This is a case of Hip-Hop royalties gone wrong. Complex reports that legendary producer Pete Rock has plans in motion to sue rapper Nas over a claim of unpaid royalties for his involvement with the production of “Illmatic.” In the claims, Pete Rock alleges that he was never paid for his work on the groundbreaking album that was released in 1994. Not only did he produce the renowned track “The World Is Yours,” but he is also credited for helping to write the hit. “Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994,” said Pete Rock in an interview with Page Six. “My New Year’s resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on Illmatic.”

Jan 12, 2022