There is much wheeling and dealing in the industry, and Yung Joc recalls a falling out with Pierre “Pee” Thomas. To outsiders, it seems as if the Atlanta music scene is interconnected; everyone knows one another, so it was no surprise that Yung Joc and 2 Chainz were linking in the studio. However, things didn’t go as planned, and Joc detailed the tension that spawned. The Love & Hip Hop star shared his story while visiting the Big Facts Podcast.
As Yung Joc tells it, Quality Control boss Pierre Thomas was instrumental in funding a collaboration between Chainz and Joc. The record was finalized, so to speak, but there were a few hangups regarding clearances. 2 Chainz “gave me a love verse,” said Joc. “I will say that he gave me a love verse and that n*gga was going in. I was still signed and sh*t, so I came back. Me and P did a deal.”
Yung Joc Details The Fallout
“So, me and P put up $30,000 to push the record,” Joc continued. “I asked 2 Chainz to do it for me, and I’m a bring him the money and the label going to cut the rest of the check for them. So, I just give you a deposit on the label and cut the check.” Things progressed, but he still couldn’t move forward as expected. “It was time to get all the sh*t going. We got the radio playing it, and you know these markets, you start up a record in certain markets and sh*t. Then, when I’m coming to 2 Chainz, it was like we couldn’t never get the clearance on it.”
There was a holdup because the “label wouldn’t cut the check.” Joc continued, “I was like, ‘Damn, bro, I just need the clearance on this sh*t, like do something.’ So we kept going back and forth with the attorneys. It didn’t quite happen, and that sh*t kind of created a situation with me and P.”
Joc Shares Pierre Thomas’s Response
Ultimately, Thomas was frustrated because of the lack of movement. Joc explained that to Thomas, it felt as if it was a waste of finances. Check out Yung Joc detailing the story on Big Facts Pod above.