The Internet's Matt Martians called out Top Dawg Entertainment's Sounwave on Twitter, accusing the producer and TDE of skipping out on payment for a sample used in 2011. The song in question is Kendrick Lamar "A.D.H.D." from his debut studio album Section.80. The song samples the 2010 track "The Knight Hawk,” a song produced by Martians for his Odd Future project The Jet Age of Tomorrow.
Martians responded to Sounwave's tweet about finding rare samples, writing, "So u don't have to pay folks like u STILL haven't paid me for sampling "ADHD.'" Martians elaborated on the situation in a response to another account: "We all agreed on it and had a ‘check’ / ‘deal’ cut that never came.” In January, Martians released his debut solo album, The Drum Chord Theory.
A representative for Matt Martians declined to comment further to The FADER.
Lowkey feels good to find samples that even https://t.co/gbASq1us6P can't find #Dig— Sounwave (@SounwaveTDE) February 8, 2017
I bet. So u don't have to pay folks like u STILL haven't paid me for sampling "ADHD". https://t.co/m3JTNiYxue— matt (@TheSuper3) February 8, 2017
and before yall come in my mentions. get familiar. https://t.co/hstSDbttfB— matt (@TheSuper3) February 8, 2017
@BourneDreamer yep, thats when we all agreed on it and had a "check" / "deal" cut that never came.— matt (@TheSuper3) February 8, 2017