JAY-Z sued over Reasonable Doubt royalties

Raynard Herbert claims he has not been paid for his work on the album since 2008.

June 14, 2018
JAY-Z sued over <I>Reasonable Doubt</i> royalties JAY-Z performs onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn, October 20, 2015.   Theo Wargo / Getty Images

JAY-Z is being sued over royalties relating to his 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt, TMZ and Pitchfork reports. Raynard Herbert claims that he owns 1% of the rights to the album after mastering it and arranging distribution. He claims his payments for his work began in 1998 but stopped without explanation in 2008.Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, Damon “Dame” Dash, and Kareem “Biggs” Burke are also named in the suit.

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Herbert is seeking the money he is owed plus interest and damages under breach of contract and unjust enrichment. The FADER has reached out to JAY-Z's reps for comment.

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