He got a shoutout in the liner notes of Lil Wayne's "Like Father, Like Son" album, but a Florida man says the rapper owes him a lot more than that.
Thomas Marasciullo claims in a federal lawsuit that the singer stole his voice and used it on two CDs.
Marasciullo said he recorded some "Italian-styled" spoken words for Cash Money Records in 2006 but was never paid or told how the recordings were to be used, a lawsuit filed yesterday in Manhattan Federal Court claims.
"Like Father, Like Son" came out in October 2006 with Marasciullo's recordings on it, the suit says. In December 2007, Birdman and Lil Wayne released a CD again with Marasciullo's voice, the lawsuit says.
Cash Money Records could not be reached for comment.