Producer Swizz Beatz and rapper Cassidy have reportedly been hit with a $1.5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties related to their 2007 hit, “My Drink & My 2-Step.”
According to reports, the song’s co-creator has not been fairly compensated.
Swizz is facing a $1.5 million dollar lawsuit from Antwann Frost, a songwriter claiming to have helped Swizz create rapper Cassidy’s hit single “My Drink and My 2 Step.” According to the lawsuit, the only thing Swizz Beatz did regarding the production of the song was assemble the “drum patterns” while Frost created “all of the other original musical components that shaped and defined” the song. (Dr. Jays)
Swizz reportedly offered Frost a portion of the hit’s profits.
At the time that song was released, the man says he rejected an offer made by Swizz for $5,000 along with, 5% ownership, while Cas and the Bronx-bred producer received the rest of the profits. Swizz has yet to comment on the suit, as he seems to have more on his mind. (XXL Mag)
In lighter news, Beatz and his wife, Alicia Keys, welcomed their first-born into the world last week.
Meet Egypt Dean, Alicia Keys’ baby boy. The songstress gave birth today at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital to her first born, while the father, Swizz Beatz (whose real name is Kasseem Dean) has three other children from past relationships. In case you were wondering, Egypt’s Oct. 14th birthday makes him a Libra. (Right Celebrity)
The couple were later spotted in New York City following their son’s birth.
She gave birth just five days ago but Alicia Keys looked happy and glowing as she took her new born son out for the first time yesterday. The 29-year-old singer and her husband, rapper Swizz Beatz, took their new addition Egypt Raoud Dean, born on October 14 out in New York. The happy couple looked relaxed as Swizz carried Egypt in a baby carrier into a building while Alicia walked alongside him. Later in the day they left their little one at home for some romantic alone time together. The new parents strolled arm in arm through a craft market near to their home and browsed baby clothes as well as spices and other food items. (Daily Mail)
Check out the “Drink & My 2 Step” music video down below: