Kanye West Reportedly Overpays People For Their Contributions On His Songs.
You can say a lot of things about Kanye West. You can call him one of the most influential individuals of our generation. You could also call him a bit self centered. But apparently, one thing you can’t call him is cheap, if one of his GOOD Music artists is to be believed.
CyHi the Prynce was once upon a time, one of the up and coming stars on Kanye West’s GOOD Music label. The Atlanta native was featured on a variety of Kanye tracks over the years, but despite showing his prowess on the microphone, he never got the opportunity to release a studio album while on Kanye’s label. Earlier this month though, CyHi released his first album, ‘No Dope on Sundays’ on Nov. 17 under Sony Music. Despite no longer being a GOOD Music artist, the album is executive produced by Kanye himself, and while doing an interview on ‘The Breakfast Club,’ he said that Ye is extremely generous when it comes to paying people.
When asked by Charlemagne if he got paid for his previous contributions to Kanye’s last 5 albums, CyHi replied, “I definitely got paid. Oh no, he overly pays … That’s an issue.”
CyHi went on recount a story where someone who walked into the studio with leather black jeans inspired one of Kanye’s lines on the ‘Yeezus’ track “Black Skinhead,” when Kanye says “My leather black jeans on.” Though that person didn’t know it at the time, he ended up having his name listed on the track credits and ended up getting paid for his contribution.
And Ye doesn’t stop there. “If you’re delivering waters, if you’re the engineer, if you’re the cameraman, if he ask you one thing about this song, you’re name is on this record,” said CyHi. “All you got to do is be in the brainstorming. If you were in the brainstorm room, you get part of the record.”