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The Guy Who Discovered Drake Is Suing Cash Money

The lawsuits stay piling up at Cash Money.

February 18, 2015

Update 2/26/2015: TMZ caught up with Jas Prince outside Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. He wouldn't offer much by way of details, but he did admit to being "fed up" with waiting for what he believes he is due.

The guy who put Cash Money onto Drake says the presently embattled label has since stiffed him. TMZ reports that Jas Prince—who discovered the Boy on MySpace and helped engineer his deal with Young Money—has filed a complaint demanding that Cash Money double-check their accounting in respect to Drake. Prince claims that he has only been compensated "a grand total" of $2 million for his find, meanwhile it's believed Drake has grossed some $40 million for the label. (In a related suit filed by Prince in 2012, it's stated that Prince and his Young Money Entertainment Group were to receive 22 percent of Aspire's share of profits, 22 percent of Aspire's ownership share of Drake's master recordings, and five percent of Drake's gross pay.)

The bombshell lawsuit Lil Wayne filed against Cash Money last month contains a similar allegation. "Cash Money has failed to provide a single accounting in respect of the exploitation of the Drake recordings, despite Drake being one of the best-selling recording artists in recent years," it says. Might be time for Cash Money to get an accountant on the line.

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The Guy Who Discovered Drake Is Suing Cash Money