Everybody wants a piece of the Lil Wayne money train. It seems Thomas Marasciullo is no different. The Florida native filed a copyright infringement suit on Friday (Oct 30th) against Lil Wayne and Baby aka Birdman.
Thomas Marasciullo claims that Cash Money Records used his vocals on several ‘Italian spoekn word recordings‘ that were used on skits for their 2006 collab album Like Father, Like Son and Baby’s 2007 album 5 Star Stunna but was never compensated. It seeks unspecified damages for Marasciullo, who lives in Florida’s Hernando County.
Marasciullo’s words were used on the songs “Loyalty” and “Respect” from Like Father, Like Son album. The lawsuit claims his recordings were used in four tracks on Like father, Like Son and five tracks from 5 Star Stunna.
Marasciullo discovered his work had been used when his daughter discovered his “Respect” while trying buy a ring-tone version of the Aretha Franklin classic by the same name, the lawsuit said. His son also became entangled in the case when he was fired from a recording engineer job at Cash Money Records after the father started demanding payment, according to the lawsuit.