theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Lil Wayne and Birdman are accused of screwing over a small time music producer by jacking numerous tracks without his permission or paying him a dime from the profits and now both have been slapped with a Federal Lawsuit demanding they pay up.
A music producer named Woodrow Jones aka Woody and his company, Fireball Records, filed a federal lawsuit against Lil Wayne, Birdman, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Money Mack Music and Mr. Beatz.
The producer explains that between 2003-2005, his company collaborated with other music producers including a man named Joshua Berkman in the production of a variety of songs.
Then in 2007, Berkman moved to Florida to work for Birdman at Cash Money.
The producer explained that during the years 2007-2008 he worked with another man named Mr. Cobbs. He says he contracted with the man under a work for hire agreement through Fireball Records
The agreement stated that in exchange for $50k … Mr. Cobbs would transfer all rights to the music to Fireball. One of the recordings they composed was called ‘Go Go’ and includes specific drum patterns in the track.
Then in 2009, Cobbs moved to Miami to be a producer for Young Money, a job that Woodrow believes he got through Berkman.
Woodrow then was informed that Cobbs sold some of his tracks to Cash Money and Young Money and later realized the infringing songs was entitled, Birdman’s “Always Strapped” featuring Wayne, Lil Wayne’s “Don’t Like the Look Of It” and Birdman’s track ‘Dark Shades” featuring Lil Wayne.
The music producer is furious that the tracks he created and owns are being used by Lil Wayne and Birdman without his consent or being paid a dime.
He is suing for copyright infringement and demanding an injunction against the rappers from continuing to release the music, a court order stating the labels infringed on his rights, accounting of all the sales and punitive & actual damages for the money he got screwed out of by them stealing his music