DJ Absolut, has reportedly filed a lawsuit over unpaid royalties for his contribution to Drake’s 2009 smash hit, “Best I Ever Had.” Absolut alleges that his beats were used without his knowledge and that he discovered this when he heard Drake’s single on the radio last year.
According to Nickcannon.com, Absolut gave the beat to southern rapper Kia Shine, who agreed in December 2008 to pay him 20% royalties from anything made from the beat. But, Shine secretly went to Drake last September and cut a deal to get a 25% interest in the song’s copyright — an arrangement that has already netted him $1 million, the lawsuit documents claim.
A legal suit was filed in Queens Supreme Court last week against Shine for breach of contract. Full story here.