Music mogul Jay Z and his Roc-A-Fella records haave been hit with a lawsuit once again by a former affiliate that is allegedly responsible for a number of albums.
According to reports, engineer Chauncey Mahan is expecting to get a big payout from Jay and his tea
“Chauncey Mahan claims in a new lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — he was the sound engineer who was one of the first masters of Pro Tools production software and was instrumental in creating the sound for a number of Roc-A-Fella’s biggest releases, including The Life and Times of S. Carter and The Dynasty album. TMZ broke the story … Jay Z and Roc Nation filed an extortion police report earlier this year, claiming Chauncey was holding boxes of master recordings hostage … demanding $100,000 for the music. “ (TMZ)
If Chauncy gets his way, he should be getting some copyright credits.
“Jay Z set up a sting operation where his people met Chancey at a storage facility in the San Fernando Valley, and unbeknownst to him the LAPD was there and seized the boxes. Cops still have them. Chauncey now wants a judge to say he was so essential to the creation of the music … he’s a co-owner of the copyright. As such, it would give him the right to get the masters back. It’s interesting … Jay Z and Roc Nation dropped their extortion complaint against Chauncey.” (TMZ)