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Prodigy Sues Universal Music. Company Owes Me “Well Into The Seven Figures”

Prodigy Sues Universal Music. Company Owes Me “Well Into The Seven Figures”

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November 12th, 2015

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The Mobb Deep rapper says the initial amount reported was incorrect.

Prodigy says that Universal Music group has been using Mobb Deep’s music and his solo work without permission, XXL reports.

The New York rapper spoke with the publication after reports surfaced that he was suing the label for $57,489.

“That’s like my lawyer’s fee,” Prodigy says.

He continues by saying the amount he and Havoc are owed is “definitely well into the seven figures. I don’t know for sure, but we definitely found a lot of money being owed to us.”

Prodigy says that he had his lawyers do a routine audit of Universal and found that it was not paying him or Havoc what they are due.

“We found out that they were doing things without our signatures, without permission,” he says. “There was a lot of movies and TV shows and stuff like using Mobb Deep’s music and my music and we found out that they were doing a lot of stuff without permission, so now it’s time to pay up.”

Prodigy is suing Universal Music for taking cuts from his solo work, TMZ reports.

Prodigy and Havoc agreed to a contract with the label as a Mobb Deep in 1995 when Universal was BMG. The group said it would give half of all profits to the label from its future music.

Prodigy says the contract did not contain provisions for his solo work, but Universal is still taking 50 percent of the royalties from his music and songwriting.

He is suing for $57,489 that he lost and attorney fees.

 

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