Alchemist has responded to Ras Kass' allegations
that he sold the same beat twice. "This is what happens
when labels don't handle their business" he said, speaking
exclusively to allhiphop.com.
The problem started
when Ras Kass bought a beat from The Alchemist in 1999. According
to Ras, the paper work was not handled on purpose. Speaking
to Launch a few weeks ago he said ""I shot him paperwork
from my lawyer that we assumed that we would be just be negotiating
about, but he just tried to hold onto the shit on some stank
shit. And he's even admitted that to the lawyer that he got
the paperwork. The attorneys talked, like two and a half weeks
ago, from Ruff Ryders and Priority Records, and then all of
a sudden, it's on Hot 97 over the weekend."
however, doesn't agree.
"There is a lot of confusion with the information and
that's why I am letting the lawyers take care of it"
"I tried to handle it with Ras Kass, but they didn't
want to take it straight. What I don't like is that they are
trying to run around and dirty my name in the game."
Ras Kass planned
on using the beat on for his upcoming album, Van Gogh,
for the song "Home Sweet Home." He requested a Cease
and Desist order against Ruff Ryders/Interscope when he heard
Jadakisses' "We Gon Make It" on New York City radio.
"Everybody that knows me, knows that I don't need to
do that" The Alchemist continued. "I'm all about
the music. It's not about who's hot or not. They didn't handle
their business and he played me. No disrespect to Ras Kass,
you know, I'll try to work it out. But I aint going around
trying to throw dirt on anybody's name."