Young MC has filed a lawsuit against music publishing company Varry White Music, Inc., for failing to pay royalties for songs the rapper wrote. The compositions were penned for his at-the-time Delicious Vinyl label-mate Tone Loc and include the hip hop hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.”
The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, asserts that Young and Varry White entered an agreement in Dec. 1988 for the publishing company to “collect monies from the exploitation” of the songs and that Varry White has breached its duties by failing to collect and credit monies due to him.
He additionally asserts that the company failed and refused to supply an auditor with requested documentation for the songs which are “still broadly used to this day.”
Young MC, best known for his 1989 hit “Bust A Move,” seeks a proper accounting and unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.