Kanye West Set to Sue Jay-Z’s Company Roc-A-Fella Records and EMI

Updated On 27 Jan, 2019 Published On

Kanye West is planning to sue Jay-Z’s former company Roc-A-Fella Records and EMI April Music.

In court documents obtained, Kim Kardashian's husband's lawyers outlined his various accomplishments in the music industry. He spaned back to the mid-1990s. The papers are yet to be officially filed.

Though the two suits outline the role of the rapper, 41, in Jay-Z’s album, The Blueprint (2001).

The documents read,

He produced what has come to be regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop albums of all time, The Blueprint, for recording artist Jay Z. Mr. West also co-wrote four of the songs. In addition to helping revitalize Jay Z’s career, Mr. West’s work on that album caused other recording artists, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and Cam’ron, to seek him out to produce their recordings. During this period, he also gained significant recognition as a songwriter, capable of writing hits for other performers, such as Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, and Ludacris.

According to the papers, in October 2003, Kanye signed a contract with EMI for publishing rights to his songs. The I Love It rapper allegedly also had an exclusive recording deal with Roc-A-Fella.

The agreements' specifics are redacted, but it looks as if the basis of the lawsuits stem from the arrangements.

The suit against EMI alleges Kanye wrote over 200 songs for the company by 2011. Jay-Z, 49, reportedly sold his stake in Roc-A-Fella in 2004.

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