Wednesday, TMZ dropped a report about the legal proceedings of Raynard Herbert, who claims that he assisted in the mastering of the album in 1995. Herbert, allegedly in exchange for 1 percent of profits, also claims to have arranged the album's distribution agreement. Royalty payments are alleged to have been made between 1998 and 2008, at which point Herbert claimed he stopped receiving checks. His 2010 attempt at reaching out about the alleged missed payments, he added, proved unsuccessful.
Now, Herbert is suing for those alleged skipped royalties, as well as damages and interest. Documents obtained by Pitchfork Wednesday show that Dame Dash, Kareem Burke, Roc-A-Fella, and Roc Nation are also named in the suit. Herbert, who's accusing the named parties of breach of contract and unjust enrichment, apparently believes Jay acted with "malice" regarding the album royalties. For the full rundown, check here.
Jay is currently on the On the Run II Tour with Beyoncé. DJ Khaled, and Chloe x Halle will be joining the lineup for the North American leg, which begins July 25 at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. His most recent album, last year's critically acclaimed 4:44, received an Album of the Year nomination at this year's Grammys. The album, joined by fellow nominated entries from Childish Gambino and Lorde, ultimately lost the honor to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic somehow. Anyway, check up on new OTR dates here.
Last month, Jay's team came out on top in a widely publicized "Big Pimpin'" dispute.