A former Cash Money Records producer named Tristan “T Mix” Jones is suing the label for over $2 million, claiming that he’s owed that much from them for his work with several of their artists including Birdman and their biggest artist, Lil Wayne.
In a federal lawsuit, Jones claims he signed an exclusive production contract with Cash Money Records in November 2005. Between 2005 and 2007, Cash Money allegedly released more than 40 master recordings produced by Jones on hit albums such as “5 * Stunna,” “Like Father Like Son,” “Fast Money,” and “Tha Carter II.”
In exchange for Jones’ exclusive production services, Jones says Cash Money promised to pay production royalties on the suggested retail list price. Cash Money has sold well over 3 million album copies in the United States and Canada alone, Jones claims, and has received at least $30 million from his recordings. Jones says Cash Money owes him at least $2.25 million, but has paid him only about $187,000. Jones seeks damages for breach of contract in Federal Court. He is represented by Robert Johnston of Fowler, Rodriguez.
This news comes shortly after reports of Lil’ Wayne’s forthcoming album, The Rebirth, being pushed back or possibly being dropped all together.