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Shawty Lo Accused Of Cheating Producers Out Of Advances, Royalties

(AllHipHop News) Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo is being sued by two Georgia producers who claim they were jerked out of advances and royalties relating to his album Units in the City.

Producers Cory Way and  Teriyakie Smith filed the lawsuit late last week against Shawty Lo and D4L Records in the Superior Court of Fulton County in the state of Georgia.

According to the producers, they entered into an oral agreement with Shawty Lo and D4L Records in November of 2007, which was supposed to have amended their original, written agreement.

According to the complaint, the pair agreed to produce Shawty Lo’s album Units in the City, which was released on a Asylum/Atlantic Records in February of 2008.

The lawsuit claims that in exchange for producing Units in the City, Shawty Lo agreed to pay Way and Smith a producer fee of $5000 per track, for any master recording they created for the rapper.

According to the lawsuit Way claims that he is owed a total of $22,500 in advances, plus a 2% royalty rate of the retail sales for each album that was sold.

Teriyakie Smith claims that he is owed a total of $30,000.

Both men claim that Shawty Lo, born Carlos Walker, advanced them tens of thousands of dollars each, but he still owes a balance for the remaining work that was completed.

Both men are seeking a combined total of $200,000 in damages.

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  • ORAL CONTRACTS DONT HOLD UP IN COURT SON…..

    THEY HAVE A WORD FOR IT.. ITS CALLED HERESAY

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    SO THIS IS WHERE THIS NN?IGGA GOT THE EXTRA CHEESE TO BUY THEM EXPENSIVE BABY CLOTHS HE BE WEARING, WELL HE BETTER USE THE REST OF THE MONEY TO BUY HIM A BABY BOTTLE CAUSE WE NO HIS AA?SS GONNA BE CRYING WHEN HE STANDING ON THE HIGH CHAIR TO TELL IT TO THE JUDGE????

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    I HEARD WHEN THIS NN?IGGA GOES TO THE STORE TO BUY HIS SS?HOES HE HAS TO GO TO THE CHILDREN STORE  TO MAKE HIS PURCHASE CAUSE THEY DONT SELL SIZE 5 IN MENS AT THE FOOTLOCKER??????

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  • smokewinston100s

    never heard of him 

  • King Cold

    I smell bullshet. Cuz this fool just signed to g-unit all deez fools wanna come outta nowhere and sue smh. Units in the city was like in 2006!!!!smh

  • TheBoxcarHobo

    Lol…dudes name is Teriyaki Smith…seriously?

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  • MrTroyMercy

    Dumb fucks as a producer …its all about that paper work- especially if you charg 5 racks smh…oral agreement you name is teriyaki( nuff said) momma said knock yo ass and her ass out for naming you that! I learned that paper work is priority. For this shady buisness .. promises get you nohere…niggas ill never learn…

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    I HEARD WHEN SHORTY WENT TO THE COURT HOUSE THE JUDGE ASK IF HIS PARENTS WHERE HERE UNTIL HE RELIES HE WAS DEALING WITH A DWARF FROM THE GOOD SHIP LOLLY  POP FACTORY?????

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