We have yet another person claiming Drake owes them money, music exec James Prince aka “Jas” claims Drizzy Drake’s management team has been ripping off the Toronto based rapper. Not by a small portion either, according to Jas it’s in the millions and Drake has yet to see and revenue from his records’ royalties.
It’s also being reported that James has filed a lawsuit against Drake’s management team, he claims he discovered Drake and has not seen a dime from it which he says was agreed upon.
“The music exec who discovered Drake says that the rap star’s management company has been cheating him out of big bucks — and that Drake is being ripped off to the tune of millions as well. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, James “Jas” Prince says that he discovered Drake on MySpace back in 2007 and introduced him to Lil Wayne and the bad-boy rapper’s managers — only to get cut out of the deal”, reports the New York Post. “They later agreed to give Prince a share of Drake’s earnings, but he has yet to see a penny of that money, the suit says. More shocking, though, the suit claims the managers also have failed to pay Drake any of his royalties from his hit records. ‘He hasn’t been paid, and we haven’t been paid,’ said Prince’s lawyer, James McMillan. A rep for the managers, Aspire Music Group, Laurant Management and Three Kings, did not return a call for comment. A rep for Drake did not return a call for comment.”
I’m not clear on something here, just how involved is Drake’s management team in his deal? Why are they even in the conversation when it comes to Drake’s royalties, isn’t that supposed to be a Drake/Label arrangement or a Drake/ Drake’s Attorney/ Accountant/ Label arrangement?
That’s the first problem, secondly “discover” is a loose term – I can say I discovered Drake because I was one of the first to post his music all the way back in 2006 but that wouldn’t be accurate. There’s a big difference between being the one who first saw potential and the one that was instrumental to the success of an artist.
But then again if there was some agreement made, then that’s different story.
“Contract all fucked up I guess that means you all fucked up You signed to one N***a that signed to another N***a That’s signed to three niggas, now that’s bad luck” - Pusha T “Exodus 23:1“