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Pete Rock looks to sue Nas over ‘Illmatic’ royalties

Rapper/ Producer was one of the producers that contributed to Illmatic, the from QB rapper . The dispute is related to the only Gold single from the album, “The World Is Yours” and the royalties generated by that song. According to Rock, Nas signed a contract that entitled the producer to a cut of the royalties from the record but they haven’t been paid in decades.

Nas features PR on the hook of the song and he is credited as a songwriter. Pete Rock spoke to Page Six about the issue. “Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994; My New Year’s resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on ‘Illmatic.’” The song has been sampled by the likes of , , , , as well as the late Mac Miller. The lawsuit is supposed to be filed this month.

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