Drake, T.I., 2 Chainz and a slew of other huge hip hop stars wouldn’t have many of their hits without a producer, who says he was left out in the cold when the money started rolling in … so he’s suing.
Arsenio Archer says he teamed with London Holmes — known in the biz as London on da Track — and cranked out tons of hit tracks … including “Section” by 2 Chainz, “Sneakin'” by Drake ft. 21 Savage, “I Don’t Belong to You” by Keke Palmer … as well as “Peanut Butter Jelly” and “About the Money” by T.I.
In docs, Archer says he co-produced all of those tracks — and many, many more — with London … adding key melodies, vocals and arrangements. Still, Archer says London never got his permission to use his work … and never fully compensated him.
He doesn’t only blame London, by the way … Archer’s also suing a slew of record labels and publishing companies including Cash Money, Universal, Warner, Def Jam, Boozie Bad Azz Publishing, Young Jeezy Music and Sony/ATV. He is NOT suing any of the artists.
Archer’s copyright infringement suit is seeking to get a full accounting of what his cut should be, and most importantly … he wants the dough.