Producer: Scarface & James Smith, John Bido
Album: The World Is Yours
Label: Rap-A-Lot Records
Scarface: “That was a true story. It’s a very heartfelt record. That was a very difficult album to make because I was coming off the Geto Boys tour and I had met up with Craig Kellman and Lyor Cohen in Baltimore. I was recording my first album and Lyor was saying I can get some money. Keep in mind this was my first solo album, I’m 20-years-old. Lyor was like, ‘You can get $250-$300,000 dollars to do a solo album.’ I was like, ‘Huh?’ I did not go through with that. I should’ve did that instead.
“I recorded my first solo album and had some success with it. After that album, I wanted to get out of my deal. They were like, ‘Give us $2 million’ or some ridiculous shit like that. I was like, ‘Huh?’ If you want all this money, I had no idea I was worth all that. Well then just pay me what I’m worth.’
“But, contractually, what you sign for is what you sign for. I’m sure everybody knows how that story go if you sign a record contract. I don’t remember what the Geto Boys cut was, I think five percent or maybe seven of something. Back then we were glad to just put an album out.”