Mobb Deep’s Prodigy is reportedly taking legal action against his record label for nearly $60,000 in unpaid royalties.
According to reports, Capital P has taken his problems to the court room for not being properly compensated.
According to the docs … Prodigy and Mobb Deep’s other member Havoc entered into a contract with Universal Music back in 1995, when it was still BMG. Under the contract, the rap duo handed over half of all profits from future albums and songs, but Prodigy says the deal did NOT cover music he made outside the group. Prodigy says the label’s continued to skim 50% of royalties from his solo projects, and songs he wrote for other artists. In all he’s lost $57,489, according to the suit. (TMZ)
Last year, Prodigy talked about Mobb Deep’s longevity in hip-hop.
“What we learned is that we just gotta keep doing what we do. It’s pretty much the same thing that we’ve been learning this whole time. We got our own lane, and nobody creates music like us. We got a certain style of music that nobody else can do, and we basically got our own lane. We got to stick to it and just keep doing what we doing. We been through a lot of changes, trends and eras in Rap music.” (HHDX)
Prodigy previously talked to SOHH and said he had developed a knack for letting music reflect his life.
“I mean all of my song lyrics are from my real life. We coined the phrase “reality rap”. That’s our phrase that we called it many years ago. So when I write my songs, I talk about my real life, what’s going on in my life, the ups, the downs, when I’m in love, when I’m angry, when I feel good, when I’m just chilling,” P told SOHH. “I put it all into the music because everybody don’t want to be angry all day.” (SOHH)
The rap veteran also stressed the importance of connecting to Mobb Deep’s fans.
“Music matches with your emotions, sometimes you want to hear a cool out song, sometimes you want to hear a love-hate song, a relationship song or sometimes you want to hear some drama, some hood drama,” P added. “It all kinds of depends on the kind of mood that you are in and the fan is. So I try to make my albums like that, touch on all the emotions that they go through and regular day to day life.” (SOHH)