J Prince Jr., Drake

EXCLUSIVE: J Prince Jr. Sues Over Drake, Files Lawsuit Against Cortez Bryant, Young Money


(AllHipHop News)

Correction: Drake is not a party to this lawsuit.

Houston’s J Prince Jr., son of Rap-A-Lot founder and CEO J Prince, is suing Drake’s management team for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, in what totals 10 claims against Cortez Bryant and his business associates.

According to documents filed today in New York State Supreme Court, J Prince, Jr. stated that he deserves a cut of the profits earned for introducing Drake to Lil’ Wayne and Cortez Bryant’s management team, Aspire.

In the lawsuit, J Prince Jr. alleges that Bryant and Drake verbally agreed to pay J Prince Jr. a portion of the profits earned.

Prince claims that Bryant verbally agreed to, “use their experience, influence, and relationships to persuade Drake into entering an exclusive recording agreement and an exclusive management agreement with the two of them and Bryant, and was to use his influence to compel Lil’ Wayne to sign and promote Drake to and through Lil’ Wayne’s record company YME, once Drake signed the agreements.”

In addition, given J Prince, Sr’s relationship with Cash Money Records, the distributor of Young Money would “consult with them and take the lead on their business dealings with YME and CMR.”

The lawsuit also claims that on December 10, 2008, Bryant signed Drake to an exclusive management agreement with his company and defendant Roberson’s companies, Laurent and Three Kings, and that Bryant signed Drake to an exclusive recording agreement with his company, Aspire.

J Prince Jr. also claims that in or around April 2009, Bryant made J Prince aware of the signing and pledged to honor the original agreement.

Prince wants the court to appoint a receiver to stop Drake and team from renegotiating their contracts with Drake until they get paid the agreed upon amount. More news as details emerge.

  • chippc

    Ha. I always wondered why J. Prince and Rap A Lot. was reppin Drake so hard in the beginning. Prince don’t do that for outsiders unless he gettin in them pockets. He not just gonna hand dude over to Cash Money for free even if they are tight. Drake is a cash cow right now.

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    Notice the years. 2008 was a full 2 years before Drake “blew up off a mixtape”.

    Looks like a lot of that fake account of how he got in the game is about to get exposed. Drake been signed and paid his way into the game. That whole “who am I going to sign to” thing is a croc. It was always young money.

    • lol you have no idea what your taking about. Comeback Season 2007 was the mixtape that blew him up. it even caught this websites attention, j prices jr, lil wayne and jay z.

    • Brick Soulja

      Drake wasn’t signed to YME back in 2008. He was only signed to a management company owned by Lil Wayne’s friend Cortez Bryant. There was a very real bidding war goiing on between labels, to sign him to a recording deal.

      • immackulate

        all of ya’ll wrong – drake been around way before any of us opened eyes to it
        who you think co-wrote WONDERWOMAN and cameod in Trey Songz video in 2007 which means he prolly been around since late 2005-early 2006
        DRAKE

      • Eli Pinilla

        cortez bryant manages lil wayne and are best friends…what makes you think anyone else had a chance?!?!?!

    • 2twelve

      lol kid wat you talking about theres vids of drake at 15 rapping what he wrote on paper since degrassi days he been preparing for being what he is right now j.prince met in 08 drake put hes first mixtape together in 06 comeback season then 07 room for improvement thats why he said who woulda thought a worldwide tour would be the outcomeJ.prince didnt make drake what he is myspace n youtube did cause of the fans you dont need j.prince when you have a following hell he was getn exposure from that tv show

      • immackulate

        you got drake written acrossed yo lower back – PUNK

    • Eli Pinilla

      how u think he got lil wayne on multiple songs on his mixtape!?!?!?! u know how much lil wayne charge for a verse?!?!?! and u got more than one?!?!?! on a mixtape?!?!?!?… it was all smart marketing, 50 was sayin he was gettin marketing dollars cuz thats the only way best i ever had could ever have a radio push like that…it was well played…

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  • Brick Soulja

    It’s a shame that these brothers are letting money come between them. Both of them are multi millionaires already.

    • brotha_man

      that dont matter whats right is whats right. sounds like Drake would have “all” his millie’s if it wasnt for j prince jr. J prince deserves the money they agreed on.

    • immackulate

      root of all evil but it make the world go round

  • $18592567

    Houston rappers look soft for letting all of these out of towners come thru and steal their culture. Drake, A$AP and whoever else bite the H should keep jackin’ them if they allow it.

    • brotha_man

      agreed… im suprised i havent heard diss at ASAP just found out he was a harlem cat he stole their whole style

      • immackulate

        marcus manchild dissed ASAP rocky

    • only a simple small minded person would think we should start a war bcuz they “stole” our swag… We lookin soft? U lookin soft by sittin behind a comp tryin to create a beef.. ASAP gives us more credit than believed an secondly he aint stole nothing from us.. we mastered the slowed down lifestyle .. mayb u should borrow some of our swag too..

      • $18592567

        I wish Pimp C was still alive for this kinda bs… This hip hop and we don’t condone swagga jackas

      • immackulate

        man stfu – the whole NY gang banging BLOOD right now
        does that make QUIK, T-RODGERS, and the BOUNTY HUNTERS look soft – ???

      • $18592567

        You sound dumb, because the first thing real West Coast gang bangers say is that they don’t respect NY Bloods and Crips. This is well documented you idiot…

      • immackulate

        you are one stupid mf – cuz you took what i said and the whole entire subject outta context

        how can you say NIGGAHS STEALING H-TOWN SOUND MAKE H-TOWN NIGGAHS LOOK SOFT – then turn around and miss the mark on NY niggahs BANGING BLOOD AND NOT PAYING DUES OR REPERCUSSIONS WHEN THEY GO OUT TO LA

        you need to read a book and quit acting like a BROAD

      • $18592567

        Don’t get mad, because you don’t make no sense chump. H-Town rappers do look soft not for tellin’ outta town niggas to stop sack ridin’. Books is for herbs.lol

      • immackulate

        thank you my bruvah … but AGAIN marcus manchild dissed asap – it just never got no light

    • immackulate

      niggah are you serious … they aint doing nothing but prolonging H-TOWN LEGACY cuz if you look at it aint nobody up next outta the H but Marcus Manchild and his buzz flatlining lately – niggahs came thru and stole LA, NY, and the whole damn souths culture … BITING is apart of HIPHOP – always has and will always be

      • $18592567

        Kirko Bangz ain’t doin his thing???

      • immackulate

        MAN that drank in my cup was cool … but he dont have enough bars for me – M.MANCHILD can actually spit doe

      • $18592567

        I’m a listen to M.Manchild too see what’s up tho.

  • Guillaume Pilon

    j prince jr look like juvenile

  • That’s Jas in the picture… So is this story about Jas or j. prince jr?

  • Guest

    “verbally agreed”. That’s where you went wrong my dude. It aint nothin unless it’s on paper.

    • Wil Btvglobal Ty

      no that’s not right. Verbal can hold up in court. So don’t think you can’t get sued.

      • BoldSpice

        You can sue anybody for whatever you want. Doesn’t mean you can win though. Unless this cat known for making verbal agreements cuz might be fighting a lost cause. His daddy big in the game he know better than banking on verbal agreements any way.

      • BeatsConnect.com

        did u read the article.. it says drake was under contract with jp jr

    • jasman08

      no certain states its legal and you can have a verbal agreement. you don’t think they looked into that on court before they filed

    • immackulate

      you must not never seen JUDGE JOE BROWN lol

  • brotha_man

    boy betta pay up rap-a-lot runs the rap game….drake gonna be hiding in canada for real j. prince and co. dont play. Bloods or not a handshake agreement in the hood is as good as if it was on paper. pay da man drake

  • dealing with YMCMB he will never get a dolla…Baby and Slim got a one of a kind brain remember that rape case where is it?? Dont think they some simple dudes

  • Verbal is weak, however, it can still hold up in court if presented properly with crucial evidence.

  • johnblacksad

    Why take this to court when he could take it to his dad? ain’t he something like a governor down in TX?

    • immackulate

      take away the OVERNOR – cuz his daddy something like a G

  • tab58064

    A verbal agreement ain’t shit when the other person has a written contract. Prince Jr, better ask Jesus to vouch for his side of the story, because thats about the only way he’ll win this case. It’s a simple case of “my word against your word” and if Drake doesn’t co-sign Prince Jr’s version of events then this is a go nowhere effort. This dude Cortez Bryant is probably taking a page from Birdman’s book on how to screw people over!!!

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  • Michael Jones

    WITHOUT J. PRINCE THERE WOULD BE NO DRAKE

  • Michael Jones

    IF CORTEZ A MAN OF HIS WORD HE’LL COME OFF THAT PAPER…ITS JUST A MATTER OF HOW MUCH HE WILLING COME OFF OF…..MOST OF THE TIME YOU SUE SO YOU CAN TAKE IT TO NEGOTIATIONS…..WHEN ITS THAT MUCH MONEY INVOLVED WITH THIS SUPERSTAR YOU NEVER WANT TO LET THE JUDGE DICTATE HOW MUCH YOU OWE SOMEONE

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  • MIIHP

    Signed to another nigga…

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  • IAmAndreaBrown

    Quick fact check: J. Prince Jr. is not suing anyone. His younger brother, JAS PRINCE, pictured above, is the complainant in the lawsuit.

  • tbirdandkoolaid

    Drake isn’t getting paid like people think..

    he’s signed to company, thats signed to another company, thats signed to another compay thats signed to a major..

    he gets paid last.

    ‘Drake to an exclusive management agreement with his company and
    defendant Roberson’s companies, Laurent and Three Kings, and that Bryant
    signed Drake to an exclusive recording agreement with his company,
    Aspire.’

  • suge380

    Rap-a-lot don’t lose. This is a warning shot to let GMB and the management co that its real. They lose, J Prince Sr gets involved. That’s the equivalent of Suge Knight before the KO.

    • immackulate

      word

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  • didnt drake buy dude a new lambo for the lil wayne hookup? lol i guess they like nah we aint falling for the banana in the tailpipe … lol 😉

  • immackulate

    a niggah signed to another niggah signed to another niggah – thx Pusha TON
    bet J.PrinceJr. riding around in that lambo still … like phuck is the rest of my money at?
    them niggahs lucky RAP A LOT took the professional way instead of CARLITO’S
    cuz J.Prince dont play – ask SCARFACE – he even got the beats put on’em
    Baby and Wayne gonna make good on this cuz they dont want them problems neither
    they know who to and who NOT TO phunk wit

  • immackulate

    all of ya’ll wrong – drake been around way before any of us opened eyes to it
    who you think co-wrote WONDERWOMAN and cameod in Trey Songz video in 2007 which means he prolly been around since late 2005-early 2006
    DRAKE

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