The producer reveals in a new interview with Vlad TV that he has yet to receive compensation after working on at least 3 tracks off the rapper’s eleventh studio album.
AceShowbiz –Kanye West allegedly still owes producer ATL Jacob money for his contribution on “Donda 2”. The producer claimed in a new interview with Vlad TV that he has yet to receive compensation after working on at least 3 tracks off the rapper’s eleventh studio album.
In the Wednesday, November 16 sit-down, the “Wait For U” producer shared he was “confused” about how he was supposed to get paid, especially because the Chicago artist only released his LP on his Stem Player. On Ye’s latest album which was released in February, ATL contributed on “Pablo” featuring Future and Travis Scott (II), “Keep It Burning” featuring Future, and “Louie Bags” featuring Jack Harlow.
“Everybody was confused like, ‘How we get paid?’ ” ATL revealed. When DJ Vlad asked the 23-year-old musician whether he was still perplexed by the situation, the producer responded, “Hell yeah. I’m still confused. If he’s banned from Stem Player, then how we get paid?”
Despite not being compensated for his effort, ATL revealed that he wasn’t upset about the situation. He was grateful for the experience of working with the Yeezy designer instead. “I ain’t tripping though, because I learned a lot just working on [‘Donda 2’],” he shared.
Meanwhile, Ye’s Stem Player is currently in a legal battle with Boogie Down Productions. The ex-husband of Kim Kardashian is being sued for sampling KRS-One‘s song “South Bronx” for his track “Life of the Party” as the production company claimed it never permitted West to use the song for his Stem Player.
It wasn’t the first report regarding Ye having issues to pay his employees. Previous report stated that there were issues regarding inconsistent or delayed payments at Yeezy. Former employees also claimed that Ye created “abusive” and “toxic” work environment at his company in addition to saying that it has a “cult-like atmosphere.”
One ex-employee alleged that he was fired following a 2015 incident at the Yeezy studio where Ye asked him to suggest a song to play. “I thought, ‘Oh, he’s a rapper, I should probably mention some rap,’ ” said the former staffer, noting that he eventually proposed Drake‘s music. “Big mistake-the next day I was fired.”
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