Last February, Rap-a-Lot heir James “Jas” Prince filed a lawsuit—for the third time in about as many years—seeking what he believes he is owed by Cash Money Records for Drake’s tremendous success. As the legend goes: Jas, whose father is legendary label founder James “J.” Prince, was hoping to find a place for himself in the family business. While in college, he came across Drake’s brown-and-beige MySpace page. Impressed by what he heard, Jas brought the the then-unknown Toronto boy to his then-friend Lil Wayne. The rest, as they say, is history.
“I'm owed something,” Jas told The FADER in March, speaking on the phone while mounted atop a horse on his family's ranch in Houston. “I deserve it. It's not like I'm asking for something that's not mine.” (The case is ongoing, a spokesperson for Prince told The FADER.)