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In the hip-hop label fiefdoms, Young Money tops the list of players, the home of Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and a truck-load of other Top 40 radio regulars. So you would figure the imprint wouldn't have too much trouble paying their bills. Not so, claims a lawsuit filed recently in Cuyahoga County Court against the label's touring arm.
A local company claims that they provided sound and tech help for Lil Wayne's US and European tour swings in 2013. The rap star's people have yet to pay the company, and the outstanding dues are almost for a quarter of a million dollars. No chump change here.
Per the lawsuit, in June 2013 and October 2013, Eighth Day Sound Systems, Inc., inked contracts with Young Money Touring.
According to the itemized invoices included in the filings, the company provided the tour with sound equipment, personnel, audio technicians, and all the other bells and whistles needed for a successful concert-going experience.
Young Money Touring, however, never settled up for the full among they owed, according to the lawsuit. In the end, the label owes Eighth Day $232,209.50.
This morning, we rang up the company to talk about the suit. "We wouldn't comment on that," a gentleman on the other end of the phone said before ringing off. The defendants have yet to answer to the complaint in court. We're still trying to get in touch with a Young Money publicist for comment. If we do, we'll update.