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Busta Rhymes Accused

Of Stiffing Record Company?

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5/29/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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This is pretty crazy: Busta Rhymes has just been sued for $70,300 by Paramount Recording Studios for allegedly stiffing it on a massive bill -- but by far the most interesting part is Busta's insane recording schedule.

PRS filed the lawsuit against Busta, claiming he racked up nearly 375 recording hours back in 2011-2012 and never paid a cent. The studio is now suing for its money back.

But the cool part -- the legal docs lay out Busta's recording schedule ... and every session took place overnight from late evening to early morning ... with some going for as long as 16 HOURS.

For example:
December 5th, 2011 -- Busta punched in at 3PM and punched out at 7AM
January 15th, 2012 -- In at 7PM, out at 3AM
January 18th, 2012 -- In at 9PM, out at 6AM
February 12th, 2012 -- In at 10pm, out at 6AM

35 sessions in all ... and probably a lot of coffee.

Calls to Busta's camp weren't returned.

16 COMMENTS

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Oh these washed up rappers.

422 days ago
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422 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

Busta Rhymes Accused
Of Stiffing Record Company?......................LOCK HIM UP !

422 days ago
4.

Varchi    

Thats not that wierd, lots of creative people work better at night.

422 days ago
5.

Julies    

Yes, a lot of "coffee".

422 days ago
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tessa    

rapper crap, entitled rapper at that.

422 days ago
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jdiddy    

most recording studios have much cheaper rates for overnight, off-peak hours.

422 days ago
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(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

Silverback.

422 days ago
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Green Line    

Ok, this title is all wrong. Since when is a recording studio a record company? That is not the same thing. Unless the record company he is contracted with owns Paramount Recording Studios, then that is not stiffing the record company, that's stiffing a recording studio. TMZ I like you, but since you are in the entertainment news industry, you should know the difference between a record company and a recording studio.

422 days ago
10.

scott    

Coffee? Try a pile of blow.

422 days ago
11.

denise black    

lawd !!!! move over lauren hill and mary j make a bunk for him lawd now yall can have 3 people on the jail album lmao

422 days ago
12.

frivgazo    

I am a fan of rap / but I do not like rap no vulgar words
friv

422 days ago
13.

Reason    

wow TMZ - first of all, Thats a recording studio - not a record company. Second, 16 hour days are standard for recording sessions in all the major studios and have been for decades. Sessions go anywhere from 12 hours to 24 hour shifts and sometimes even longer. Hip hop/R&B artists have always worked through the night in recording studios - again - for decades - and it doesnt even mean that HE was there all that time.
One would think since TMZ reports on ENTERTAINMENT news - they would have a little more of a clue.

422 days ago
14.

Jazzyswan    

I've done well over 100,000 dollars in business with Busta this year, and he's never been don't a problem, in fact he's always coordinating with me, making sure there's been no issues getting paid. We've been fortunate to have his business, in a time when studios are struggling BIG TIME just to pay their rent. He ALWAYS pays his bill. We don't know what the cir***stance was in that situation with Paramount. It could've been that the record label hasn't paid the bill, and that happens. Not that they do not pay, but that they sometimes take a LONG TIME to pay up. I've had many label sessions that took 9 months to get the money. Things are much better now that the labels are primarily moving to an all digital system of invoicing and payment via direct deposit. Anyway, I don't claim to know the actual cir***stance regarding his situation with Paramount, but I can tell you that he's been a great client for me. I'm sure things will get taken care of with Paramount. As far as how many hours he worked each day, that what artists do. They work HARD !!!! I had J. Cole go 61 straight days recently, doing his new album. He worked 16hr every day minimum...... simply driven.

Glenn Swan, Director
Premier Studios New York City
www.premierstudiosny.com

406 days ago

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