theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, DJ Mustard has reached a settlement with his childhood friend – who sued the music producer accusing him of stealing tracks and not paying him from the profits from Big Sean, YG and Tyga – with the case being dismissed this week in Federal Court due to their confidential agreement.
Last year, Mikely Adam (aka Mike Free), filed a federal lawsuit against his childhood friend DJ Mustard accusing him of screwing him over by stealing his beats.
Music producer Mike Free explained that 4 years ago, both him and Mustard were aspiring producers. He says that Mustard noticed his talent and approached him telling him he could make them both a lot of money for Mike Free’s tracks.
The man said that Mustard said he could take his music and give to artists to add their vocals which would bring in a ton of cash. The verbal agreement was that Mustard would give Free a producer credit and they would split the profits from each song.
Mike Free loved the idea and around July 2011, he emailed Mustard the first track which would later turn into Tyga’s song “Rack City”, followed by another track that turned into “I’m Different” by 2 Chainz.
However, things turned sour when Mustard refused to honor their agreement and took full credit as producer for both songs. Mike Free claimed he asked Mustard when he would be getting paid for the music and Mustard allegedly told him if he told anyone he produced the songs he would have him blacklisted in the music world.
Mike Free said from 2013 to Summer 2014, he continued providing tracks to Mustard including “My Hitta” & “Who Do You Love” by YG, “Show Me” by Kid Ink, “Don’t Tell Em” by Jeremih, “I Don’t Fuck With You” by Big Sean and “Party Aint a Party” by Jamie Foxx.
Mike Free said all of his work should have resulted in the ultimate success story as a unknown producer coming up in the industry, but due to the betrayal by DJ mustard he has been screwed out of tons of profit and is still an unknown name. He filed suit demanding the ownership in the songs he produced along with all accounting records from Mustard on the profits he made along with all money he believes he is rightfully owed for his work.
Mustard blasted the suit claiming his former friend wasn’t screwed over and he never stole music without paying for it or licensing it through the correct avenue.
Then on April 28th, docs were filed in the case explaining DJ Mustard and his childhood friend have reached a settlement that will resolve all claims against all parties and the case will be dismissed. The terms of the deal will remain confidential in the court.