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Logic calls out Def Jam for not paying his collaborators

The rapper recently announced he would be retiring from music

Logic has called out Def Jam for failing to pay his album collaborators. 

Maryland rapper Logic, who announced his retirement from music earlier this year, has called out American record label Def Jam Recordings for not paying artists and friends he has made music alongside.

Taking to Instagram, Logic shared screenshots of a conversation between him and collaborator Randolph, asking Def Jam to "please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums great". In the text thread, Randolph says he hasn't seen "a penny from the album or sessions".

"This is ridiculous at this point," Logic said. "I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album. My boy 6ix ain’t been paid all his money! Like who produced the intro hasn’t been paid all his money!

"Kevin Randolph who the RattPack know as the voice of Kai who I’ve worked with for years hasn’t been paid his money!!!!!! Lil keke hasn’t been paid his money! AND MY DJ RHETORIK, AFTER I HIT YOU UP 2 MONTHS AGO TO PAY THIS MAN HE STILL HASN’T GOTTEN HIS MONEY.

"These are just the calls I’ve received I don’t even know who else of my friendships you’re fuckin up!"

He also added that Def Jam want made him "want to un retire and drop the last album I have under my contract just so I don’t have to deal with y’all no more man god damn!"

See the post from Logic below.

 
 
 
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@defjam can you please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums great this is ridiculous at this point! I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album. My boy 6ix ain’t been paid all his money! Like who produced the intro hasn’t been paid all his money! Kevin Randolph who the RattPack know as the voice of Kai who I’ve worked with for years hasn’t been paid his money!!!!!! Lil keke hasn’t been paid his money! AND MY DJ RHETORIK, AFTER I HIT YOU UP 2 MONTHS AGO TO PAY THIS MAN HE STILL HASN’T GOTTEN HIS MONEY. These are just the calls I’ve received I don’t even know who else of my friendships you’re fuckin up! This has got to be the 6th call I’ve received. You are ruining personal relationships here. This ain’t Noah my A&R this ain’t the core homies on the label that help me make my albums great. This is people deep in the company that I’ve never even met! Pay these people what is wrong with you! I pay all my Debts. This is not my debt to pay. these are friends but they are hired musicians and I demand you stop fucking up my personal relationships what is wrong with you. I’m not trying to start a war with my label. But at this point it is utterly unfair. I mean to this day besides an advance I have never seen a single cent in the 8 years I’ve been signed to this label. But I don’t care about that money. I just Want my homies paid. What’s going on here?!?! Y’all make me want to un retire and drop the last album I have under my contract just so I don’t have to deal with y’all no more man god damn! RattPack

A post shared by Logic (@logic) on Oct 3, 2020 at 6:26pm PDT

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