Producers Say Hip-Hop Label Owes Royalties

     MANHATTAN (CN) – Two producers claim in court that the Young Money Entertainment record label, founded by non-party rapper Lil Wayne, owes them royalties for working on best-selling rap albums.
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     Marco Rodriguez pka Infamous and Andrews Correa pka Drew sued Young Money and Cash Money Records, in separate federal complaints.
     Young Money is an imprint of Cash Money Records. The label has sold millions, including seven No. 1 albums by Drake, Nicki Minaj and others.
     Rodriguez, a Miami producer and DJ, says he entered into five production agreements with Young Money between 2008 and 2011. He claims Young Money agreed to pay him mechanical royalties and a production fee, but stopped doing so.
     Correa and his company Tykoo Entertainment also accuse Young Money of refusing to pay mechanical royalties and production fees.
     Correa produced the song “Mr. Carter” by Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, which was nominated for a Grammy award in 2009.
     Both plaintiffs demand accounting and damages. They are represented by Matthew Holden in Hackensack, N.J.

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