Last year, Rick Ross caused a firestorm with his song “Idols Become Rivals” geared toward Birdman not compensating producers. But according to producer Chuck Inglish, Rick Ross has some issues to settle, too. In an early tweet this morning, Inglish claimed Ross hasn’t paid him for the track, “Party Heart.” The track was a standout on the classic Ross 2012 mixtape Rich Forever. Below, you can check out Inglish’s tweet.
I’m gon keep it a stack.
Hard to hear Ross press Birdman about paying producers.
When I never saw a cent from them for Party Heart.
Just keep it level..
none of you niggas pay ur producers
— I KNOW I LOOK LIKE ICE CUBE (@Chuckisdope) January 8, 2018
In 2012, streaming wasn’t the go-to for music consumers. Illegal album downloads, iTunes and DatPiff was the move for music. So record labels didn’t have to worry about compensating producers for a mixtape released for free. Today, mixtapes are being streamed, which is good because musicians involved are getting paid, but a mixtape budget won’t be the same as an album budget. Therefore, record companies won’t pay a producer for a mixtape what they would for an album.
But since “Party Heart” had some sort of success, Inglish believed compensation from Ross was in order. As of late, producers have been vocal about the treatment they get from record labels. Only time will tell if Ross will respond to Inglish and his claims.