Jay-Z sued over 'Reasonable Doubt' royalties

Jay-Z allegedly stopped paying a royalty to music veteran Ryan Herbert after 2008 for his debut album "Reasonable Doubt".

Published: 14th June 2018 12:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 12:41 PM   |  A+A-

Jay Z (File Photo | AP)


WASHINGTON: Rapper Jay-Z has been sued by a producer over royalties for his 1996 debut album 'Reasonable Doubt'.

Music business veteran Raynard Herbert claims that in 1995, he helped Jay-Z master the album and arranged its distribution agreement in exchange for one per cent of the profits, reported TMZ.

Herbert claims in his lawsuit that he began receiving cheques in 1998, however, it stopped arriving after his last payment in November 2008. He also alleges that he followed up with Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella label about payments in 2010 and never heard back.

Herbert sued Jay-Z for breach of contract and unjust enrichment. He's asking for the percentage he owes as well as interest and damages.

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