Wu-Tang Producer 4th Disciple Demand RZA for Unpaid Royalties
It's all about C. R. E. A. M.
4th Disciple, one of Wu-Tang Clan's most prominent producers, has filed a lawsuit against RZA, Mitchell "Divine" Diggs, the non-payment of copyright.
According to documents obtained by the Environment, 4th Disciple has never received any statement or accounting of the royalties from his publishing and production agreements with Wu-Tang Productions and Diggs Family Music. The agreements were signed in 1993 or 1994.
The veteran producer says that the state should "the 50 percent of the mechanical royalties, and 50 percent of the timing of income and 50 percent of other income" in the change of RZA and Divine to have the full rights of their writings and works of production.
"We have come several times to RZA and his brother Mitchell, through his former counsel, and refused to resolve the situation," 4th Disciple's attorney Kevon Glickman told AllHipHop. "It is a shame that with all the success of the Wu of the Franchise, which will take a lawsuit to force the Diggs brothers to meet their contractual responsibilities."
4th Disciple is part of the Wu-Elements production team that has grown the signature Wu-Tang sound with RZA in the 90's. He is also a member of the Wu-Tang affiliate Killarmy and produced the majority of the group's three albums.
Their demand for the lists of their notable credits, which include the five tracks on the multi-platinum Wu-Tang Forever and two in the Clan's 2014 album A Better Tomorrow. He is also responsible for the songs on the solo albums by GZA, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna and Killah Priest.
4th Disciple is in search of a full accounting and at least $ 500,000 in damages.
Take a look at the following documents.