Cardi B’s “Be Careful” Producers Reportedly Stole the Beat From Derrick Price.
A music industry veteran has accused Cardi B’s producers of stealing his beat for her hit song “Be Careful,” and now he’s demanding his share of the profits. Derrick Price, the owner of music production company IHip Hop Music, said Cardi B’s producers Boi-1da – who was born Matthew Samuels, Vinylz, aka Anderson Fernandez and Adam Feeney, aka Frank Dukes, jacked his beat, slowed it down, and gave it to Cardi to record.
Price said in-house producers from IHip Hop Music made the beat which was originally titled VTWICE Beat CMG Mike” back in 2016. He said he played the beat for Boi-1da during a meeting later that year, and Boi-1da asked for an MP3 of a portion of the song. Price complied, and he said he had no more contact with him – until a member of Price’s production team sent him the “Be Careful” song.
“V TWICE BEAT CMG MIKE”
“I want my publishing, and I want my credit,” Price, who produced Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj’s song “Bottoms Up” and owned several record stores around Washington, D.C. “I’m pretty sure Cardi B’s a good person, but this is business, and no one is taking anything from me and my family.”
Price said he’s tried to reason with the producers, but they’ve been uncooperative and one lawyer threatened to sue him for slander. Indeed, Price showed BOSSIP a cease and desist letter between his legal team and Atlantic Records, warning the label that it faced litigation unless it immediately stopped using “Be Careful” and turned over financial records so they could assess money damages.
What you do you guys think of all this? Do you think the beat was stolen? Listen to Derrick Price’s version and the version Cardi B rapped on and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Lastly for more music news, Bad Bunny Releases New Drake Assisted Single “MIA.”