Published Mar 21, 2016One of the latest Toronto talents to receive a Drake co-sign is Mo-G, a member of Regent Park-based rap crew Halal Gang who has received shoutouts from the rap icon both online and on record with "Summer Sixteen." But like many OVO-affiliated artists before him, the young MC now alleges that the Exclaim! cover star hasn't compensated him properly for his work.
In a series of videos posted to Instagram, Mo-G first takes aim at the 6 God himself, claiming he was never compensated or credited in contributing to Drake's music.
"Have you ever ever heard in the history of hip-hop a man that gives away his creativity and helps make Billboard hits, but doesn't get paid a dollar or get one credit for it and is here stuck in the 'hood," he said. "That doesn't make sense."
Not slowing down, he then proceeded to call out Drake's manager Oliver El-Khatib for "stirring the pot" between OVO and Halal Gang, in addition to being a "snake" and a "culture vulture."
"Oliver told me the whole OVO team thinks I deserve compensation for everything Drake took from me, and all the man offers me is $500. $500 can't even pay mama's rent," Mo-G said. "I thought we was family at OVO but these n***** never paid me a dollar."
OVO reportedly helped fund and record Mo-G's debut EP Ave Boy, which saw release in January. Drake, El-Khatib and other OVO members have not responded to the claims at this time. Watch Mo-G's series of posts below.