Eazi Money wants his money back from Jah Cure.
Reggae singer Jah Cure is no stranger to controversy, and he’s made the news all over again. This time around, The Cure reportedly failed to complete his verse on a track he was paid to do four years ago. Urban Islandz caught up with Brooklyn-based artist Eazi Money to hear his side of the story. Eazi recently posted a series of voice notes allegedly by Jah Cure on social media to raise awareness of his dire dilemma. He went on to explain the uncomfortable encounter he had so far in his attempts to work with the reggae superstar or get his money back.
In the long Instagram post, he reworked what went on behind the scenes between him, his father and the singer. “[Jah Cure] More than 4 years ago, since I’ve known Cure, my father made a down payment for him and me to do a song together. He agreed to do so. We paid him the first payment in 2016 to record a line for the song, this was before I was verified and still pending. Just last year he texted me to pay the full payment mind you, he never tried to record the song after we paid him to start the song so me and my dad sent him the final payment to do that Record song for the feature because he asked me to have the voice memos between him and me too, lol that’s crazy, I’ll tell you, “he wrote.
He continued: “The man chases me and says let’s make it, brother, we pay him and almost a year now no song, now we’re confronting him and this is the answer we get, it’s sad because cure is an artist i really really looked up and his real face was especially shown in the 50 other voice memos that i have on my phone when he berated me about my dad and the djs again lol can’t make this up, but i will never work with him again, a terrible businessman and a scammer #jahcure #jamaica #scammingcure #curonavirus. “
Eazi Money also released some voice notes to the public allegedly sent by Jah Cure in response to Eazi’s questions about the incomplete track.
“P *** ya I call Jah healing, nuh bother to think you feel like a punk connected to me inna Jamiaca”, says the male voice.
“Yuh a tell mi bout, don’t worry. One punch mi would one punch yuh inna yuh face if mi yuh see a road and slide the 3 grains down a yuh mouth. Bwoy mek mi tell yuh that don’t test mi yuh listen. Bro stop bleeding and send the Pay Pal…. Yuh and yuh father a pu *** hole. Yuh father a come text mi overnight inna mi sleep…. Eazi Money, if you keep calling mi, just run back, yuh money mi rich and mi can’t stop telling you that you don’t know anything about me and my life and my boyfriend… ”he concluded.
Eazi Money also shared some screenshots of its various attempts to resolve the matter to Jah Cure’s management team. The artist has also released a diss track aimed at healing in which he sings, “Man a real yute inna real life. You want to test me, betta think twice / A mere voice note sends you a close fight. Mon a problem yes in real life / P *** y bwoy yuh nuh really want to try me. Try money and style me. “
The hashtag #curonavirus has also started to set trends. Eazi Money has since gotten involved on social media, thanking its numerous fans, well-wishers, and bloggers for spreading his post and drawing the attention of others to what Jah Cure allegedly did. When we caught up with him, he was prepared to go into the alleged incident.
With his name popping up on all social media now, we wanted to get a feel for who Eazi Money was first. The rapper, producer, and songwriter was born in Brooklyn, New York, but his parents are from Jamaica. His mother is from Trelawny and his father is a true Kingstonian. Eazi last visited the island in 2016 when he and his family unfortunately had to attend a relative’s funeral. The rapper revealed he was hoping to have traveled to Jamaica this year, but the current pandemic makes it seem unlikely. He mentioned that his mother was actually infected with the virus, but she is now out of the woods and in better health.
When the artist talked about his parents, he remembered that Jah Cure did not respect him, but it was different to refer to his father. The voice memos sent made his blood boil: “My heart was racing, I wanted to jump through the phone and cheer him up,” but since he is in the US, there was nothing more he could do. The unfortunate incident certainly left a sour taste in his mouth as he previously worked with Jah Cure on a medley called Reggae Vibes, which included Charlie Clips and Sizzla, among others.
Eazi Money said he “thought Jah Cure was a legend” and aspired to make music with someone whose voice and tone he “loved”. The rapper first connected with Cure via a fan who linked him with Frass Twinz, who was Cure’s manager at the time. You currently lead dancehall artist Jahvillani.
Eazi went into detail about their first meeting, explaining that they had met at Anju Blaxx’s studio and that other celebrity entertainers such as Tommy Lee were present. He announced that he had paid the “$ 1,500 bail that same night”. Then plans were made for the route, but nothing was realized. Since the artist is not very confrontational, he patiently waited for the track to be completed and it didn’t take long before four years had passed.
Then on February 15, 2020, he was contacted by Jah Cure, who asked him to resend the clip of the track and pay the remainder of the fee. Eazi Money relented, hoping that he would now be granted the collaboration he so wanted. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as he has now been blocked by Cure’s PR team, but the artist is refusing to take legal action.
For now he remains hopeful as he continues to pour his efforts into his musical passions. He’s got an EP on the way, “Reggae Vibes & Summer Nights” slated for release on February 28th, and he also has something in store for Valentine’s Day that he cites as “something for the ladies”.
The rapper / DJ who entered the music world when he was only 12 brings reggae, dancehall and hip hop to all of his self-written projects. He also has upcoming collaborations with Jahvillani, PG Valentina, Junior Reid, 2Reel and Grafh, Jah Cure’s cousin. This project will be produced by Swooosh Boss and will be released this summer. In closing, he mentioned that he is not trying to gain popularity from the revelations, but just doing what Cure told him to do: “Bring it to the media.”
Eazi stated that as an independent artist, every dollar comes out of his pocket. So if he pays the fee for a feature, that deal is expected to be fulfilled. He just can’t “give away” money. The artist firmly believes that his music “speaks for itself”.