Less than 24 hours after reports about Drake and Cash Money Records paying $100,000 over borrowed lyrics, hip-hop artist Rappin’ 4-Tay‘s manager has cleared the air. #paidinfull
According to manager Herman Watson, the YMCMB team coughed up plenty more than an easy $100K.
“The real number is sky-high” Watson says. “That [$100,000] they reported is a low-a** number. TMZ made it seem like It was a one time thing to shut him up. There’s also royalties involved, and continuous payment. This is forever. This is a part of his ‘Playaz Club’ package from here on.” (HHDX)
Watson also admitted he has close ties to the Cash Money Records head honchos.
“In all actuality, Baby and Slim, the Williams Brothers, those are my folks,” 4-Tay said during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “They’re family and it’s family over everything with them. I’m speaking for myself as well as Cash Money Records when I say live and let live.” … “We had a lot of the fans on the Internet saying, ‘Why did you settle for that?'” Watson says. “We don’t want that misunderstanding. We’re not gonna disclose the numbers, but it’s way more than that shit that was reported.” (HHDX)
Details of the $100,000 payout to Rappin’ 4-Tay surfaced Wednesday (July 16).
4-Tay first put Drake on blast when YG’s hit “Who Do You Love” came out. Drake drops lyrics on the song that are clearly ripped straight from 4-Tay’s 1994 hit “Playaz Club.” 4-Tay was offended Drake didn’t give him credit on the song. No lawsuit was ever filed, but sources close to the situation tell us a very lucrative agreement was reached. 4-Tay’s manager tells TMZ … Drake’s record label agreed to pay 4-Tay $100,000 for “borrowing” the lines. (TMZ)
Outside of this, buzz about Drake working on a new album called Views from the 6 emerged this week.
Immediately following OVOFEST, Drake will kick off a 31-city tour with Lil Wayne starting in Darien, New York and ending in Woodlands, Texas on September 27th. In conjunction with video game company Capcom, the tour will present a nightly competition between Drake and Lil Wayne fans. Following the tour, Drake will be headed back to the studio to begin working on his fourth studio LP titled Views from the 6. (Press Release)