Two Georgia producers filed a lawsuit against Shawty Lo last week saying the Atlanta rapper owes them advances and royalties from his album Units in the City. According to the two, they had an oral agreement with the rapper and D4L Records in November 2007 that was supposed to amend a previous, written contract.
Producers Cory Way and Teriyakie Smith claim they agreed to produce Shawty Lo's album, which was released in February 2008, in exchange for a fee of $5,000 per track for any master recording they did for him. Way says he's owed $22,500 in advances in addition to a 2 percent royalty for each album sold. Smith says he's owed a total of $30,000.
While they both say that the rapper has paid them tens of thousands of dollars each, they are still seeking a combined total of $200,000 in damages.
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