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Prodigy of Mobb Deep is nearing a decade of enjoying the spoils of the independent hustle but it that wasn’t always the case. Around the time he and his partner-in-rhyme Havoc released their classic informal debut album, The Infamous, the duo entered into a contract with Universal Music as a group. However, over the years, said contract has sneakily skimmed stacks of Bennies from his solo earnings and he feels that is the ultimate no-no.

Reports TMZ:

One half of Mobb Deep is losing money by the stacks, and he says it’s all because their record label is confusing the group deal with his solo hustle.

According to the docs … Prodigy and Mobb Deep’s other member Havoc entered into a contract with Universal Music back in 1995, when it was still BMG. Under the contract, the rap duo handed over half of all profits from future albums and songs, but Prodigy says the deal did NOT cover music he made outside the group.

Prodigy says the label’s continued to skim 50% of royalties from his solo projects, and songs he wrote for other artists. In all he’s lost $57,489, according to the suit.

He’s suing for all the money, plus his attorney fees.

It pays to always the read the fine print.

Photo: Instagram / Prodigy of Mobb Deep