Rapper Kia Shine Says He Owns 25% of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” Track? Drake Is Saying This Is False?

So rapper Kia Shine is claiming that he helped create Drake’s smash hit, “Best I Ever Had,” and Drake is absolutely denying it. If you dont remember, Kia Shine had that wack ass non-hit “Krispy” back in 2007.

However, Kia Shine proudly showed his Billboard plaques for the song via Twitter: http://twitter.com/THEREALKIASHINE/status/4015004964.

He also explains on Sohh.com, how he helped create and produce the song:

“Basically I did a record for Lil Wayne called ‘Do It For The Boy’, which was on The Leak mixtape back in October,” he wrote. “My dude DJ [Absolut] & Enuff was spinning the joint in NY. I gave Wayne the joint back in March of ’08 and I had yet to hear the completed version until Absolute hit me. Actually, he was in the office with my man Daralle Jones at Atlantic. He wanted buy the song from me to use for Jahiem. I tried to contact Young Money to get paid for the original track before I made a move, but couldn’t get anyone to hit me back. Producer note, as a producer, it’s tough with mixtapes these days…It’s really impossible for Wayne to do a mixtape track, because if the song is a hit, it’s going to touch radio. That’s why whenever I produce or perform on a record I immediately send it to my guy, Maani, on the publishing side to handle all the paperwork, etc…I get a call from Absolute and he’s like, ‘Yo, you sold the song to Drake.’ I’m like who’s Drake??? Absolute sent me the joint in January and I’m like…wooooow! Drake sampled the melody, some of the words, cadence, etc. So because I had already registered the original record, my business was in order. I sent in the Drake record and let my legal team handle it from there. We were able to settle at 25% of the ‘Best I Ever Had’ publishing. It’s a blessing, but the moral of the story is to ‘follow up to get your dollars up’ and always be prepared and on top of your business. People should really read my discography and they would understand that this in no surprise. They will respect my mind and my grind soon enough.” (Global Grind)

Here is the original Lil Wayne track, “Do It For Your Boy”, produced by Kia Shine:

Drake is naturally denying this 100%, but in honestly, he needs to man up to the truth. Not only did Kia Shine produce the original Lil Wayne track that samples “Best I Ever Had,” both hooks from each song have the same flow.  Once I saw Kia Shine holding up those BMI plaques, that right their is proof.

~ by msmusiclover99 on September 18, 2009.

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