Nas is placing his points with producer Pete Rock on entrance road on his new album King’s Illness III.
Nas and Hit-Boy accomplished the trifecta by releasing the third album of their King’s Illness collection on Friday (Nov. 11). On the track, “30,” Esco namedrops the legendary producer and addresses their issues.
“I ponder why Pete Rock would act like that,” Nas raps over the Hit-Boy-produced observe. “That sort of habits make me give rap proper again/And now I am unable to inform if all the great that I did’s bein’ hid with they agenda once more, nigga/I do know that y’all prayin’ I am going again to nothin’/We sooner or later, let’s get previous the frontin’/Let’s get cash.”
Nas and Pete Rock’s beef stems from Pete reportedly threatening to sue Nas for unpaid royalties earlier this 12 months. Pete Rock produced “The World Is Yours” off Nas’s debut Illmatic album. Regardless of admitting he is been getting publishing royalties for the track, Pete’s lawyer Lita Rosario-Richardson stated the beat maker hasn’t been paid any grasp royalties and claims the quantity owed for the 1994 observe could possibly be upwards of $1 million.
“We haven’t gotten any data to state what that [amount] is at this juncture. And if we don’t get it earlier than we file a lawsuit, we’ll clearly ask for that in discovery,” she advised Rolling Stone in January.
“The aim right here is for Pete to receives a commission his royalties, and clearly, if we will do this with out having to file a lawsuit, that may be preferable,” she added. “We’re not in search of a sum of cash after which that’s the tip of it. We’re in search of his ongoing and steady royalties.”
It’s unclear if Pete Rock and his group adopted by means of on the lawsuit.
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