Earlier this week, producer E. Dan did an interview in which he detailed how labels stiff producers by calling albums "mixtapes" or something else besides an album.
That's created somewhat of a #MeToo movement among producers, who have been telling their tales of getting stiffed.
TM88 jumped on Twitter today to explain that he hasn't been paid by Atlantic for the Lil Uzi Vert smash hit "XO Tour Llif3," which was on Vert's debut album Luv Is Rage 2.
Atlantic still ain’t paid niggas shit!— TM88 (@TM88) January 5, 2018
u not takin in that xo tour life check ? How— ً (@shaddergfx) January 5, 2018
Labels gotta pay the producer before anything gets dropped patience my guy he already got paid for xo— Cinqobeatz (@Cinqobeatz) January 5, 2018
Never got paid for xo ballin off old checks https://t.co/SgPehiTe5n— TM88 (@TM88) January 5, 2018
E. Dan also called Atlantic out specifically, but there is evidence most of the majors have been playing games with producers.
‘XO Tour Llif3’ has been certified 5X platinum and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard chart.
Hopefully, TM88 will eventually get his share of the track that made Lil Uzi Vert a star.