T.I. Responds To Producer Accusing Him of Song Theft
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, T.I.’s Grand Hustle label is responding to a lawsuit accusing them of copyright infringement. On Feb 6th, Grand Hustle responded to the suit, stating the rapper, actor and activist licensed the recording for his track “All the Money”. They deny all allegations of wrongdoing and say they did not infringe on any copyrights.
Here’s the backstory: A music producer named Arsenio Archer says he teamed up with well known producer London On Da Track (real name London Holmes) to produce a number of rap and R&B hits including Keke Palmer’s “I Don’t Belong To You”, Drake’s “Sneakin”, T.I.’s “About The Money” and other tracks.
In court docs, Archer claims he co-produced all of those tracks and others adding key melodies, vocals and arrangements. He says London never got his permission to use his work and never compensated him. While he holds London responsible, he does not blame the artists that were featured on the tracks. However, he holds record labels and publishing companies including Cash Money, Universal, Warner, Def Jam, Boozie Bad Azz Publishing, Young Jeezy Music and Sony/ATV responsible, along with London. His copyright infringement suit is seeking to determine how much he is owed.