Jay-Z struck a deal on his debut studio album with a music biz veteran — agreeing to pay him royalties — but about 10 years ago the checks stopped coming and the guy wants his money … according to a new suit.
Raynard Herbert claims he used his connections to help land Jay’s Roc-A-Fella a distribution deal in 1995, which led to an agreement where he’d get 1% of sales on the famed “Reasonable Doubt” album, which he also claims to have helped master.
According to the docs … everything was going fine with the arrangement until November 2008, the last time Herbert claims he got paid.
He says he reached out to Jay-Z’s peeps in May 2010 to inquire about his missing royalty checks, and also update his address … to no avail.
Herbert claims since then, he’s not been paid his contractually promised 1% on “Reasonable Doubt.” He’s suing to get what he believes he’s owed … plus damages, interest and extra fees.