Pete Rock, a legendary figure in the world of hip hop, is suing the rapper Nas because he alleges he was not compensated for his contributions to the groundbreaking album Illmatic. Lawyers for Rock have claimed that Nas agreed to a deal guaranteeing him a percentage of earnings from “The World Is Yours.” Many times, lawyers have asked Nas to fulfil his end of the bargain, but he has refused. Besides producing and singing on the track, the record producer also received credit for authoring the song. It has been reported that Rock’s legal team is getting ready to sue this month.
According to an interview Rock gave to Page Six, “Nas and his team have stonewalled me since 1994.” One of my goals for the next year is to finally be paid for all of my hard work on “Illmatic.” As of yet, no statement has been made by representatives of Nas.
The massive Net worth of Pete Rock
The Bronx-born hip-hop artist, DJ, and producer was born on June 21, 1970. The top hip-hop producers of all time include him. The 51-year-old is believed to have a net worth of $6 million by the celebrity website CelebrityNetWorth. Since his career in the music business began in 1987, Rock has amassed a considerable fortune. One half of the legendary duo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, rose to prominence in the early 1990s. Some of his first work was in the realm of remixing, for which he received praise. After the breakup, Rock sought a solo career, which ultimately led to greater success.
Following that, he was a major force in fusing jazz and hip-hop. In 1991, Rock released the album All Souled Out, and in 1992, he released the albums Mecca and Soul Brother. After that, he started putting out albums by himself, such as Soul Survivor, Soul Survivor II, and NY’s Finest. He worked with Ed O.G. on the album My Own Worst and Smif-N-Wessun on the album Monumental. He has produced albums for many musicians, including Monica, Jay Z, Kanye West, Heavy & the Boyz, and many more.
“Illmatic” was a game-changing album
Illmatic was the name of the first studio album that Nas released in his career. After being recorded between 1992 and 1993, the album was released on the 19th of April, 1994. The challenging rhyme structures and urban stories on this album get their inspiration from Nas’s experiences growing up in the Queensbridge Houses. The album opened at position #12 on the Billboard 200 in the United States and sold 63,000 copies in its first week of release. Despite initially modest sales, the album was highly reviewed by reviewers, who praised its music and the lyrics. Illmatic is considered by many to be one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time and has been referred to as a record that marked a turning point for East Coast rap.