Pete Rock is reportedly preparing to sue Nas over royalties for his 1994 “Illmatic” album.
According to Page Six, Rock says he hasn’t been paid for his work. Pete Rock produced several tracks including, “The World Is Yours.”
“Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994,” he told Page Six. “My New Year’s resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on Illmatic.”
The royalties from “The World Is Yours,” would reportedly get Rock millions, and he says he signed a contract agreeing that he would receive a portion of the profits.
Nas has moved on from Rock and recently said Hit-Boy is his Quincy Jones.
“He’s like my Quincy [Jones], you know what I mean?” said Nas. “So I feel like the next thing I do, if I was to work with Hit-Boy on the next thing I do, I think that we might do something that is going to be magical.”