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Jay Z, Roc Nation Sued

Sound Guy Claims

He Created the Magic

7/8/2014 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jay Z Roc Nation Sued
A sound engineer who claims he was a key producer/creator of Roc-A-Fella's entire body of work between 1999 - 2000 wants a declaration from a judge -- he's as much the owner of the 6 albums as the label itself.

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.

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.

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1.

J    

Lmao those were Jay's worst albums. CONGRATS!!!!

71 days ago
2.

Quiet    

people with money" problems"

71 days ago
3.

chinadoll    

So

71 days ago
4.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

"entire body of work between 1999 - 2000 wants a declaration from a judge -- he's as much the owner of the 6 albums as the label itself."

6 albums in one year?

71 days ago
5.

Rigby    

Fugly

71 days ago
6.

unknowntoou    

why ain't they labeling jayz as a snitch.fcuk him fools swear

71 days ago
7.

Unbroken Chain    

Blah blah blah, so tired of all these idiots. Let them ruin each other in peace tmz. Does anyone really care about these people? If they do, it's not good, because they are just ripping you all off

71 days ago
8.

She's baaaack    

Please don't take this as a racist comment but every time I see a front-on picture of him I am fascinated by his lips. They're SO DAMN BIG!

71 days ago
9.

iBetty    

This dude just won't give up... Smh We just may see Jay-Z's true colors if this Chauncey fella persist with these Shena****ns.. (-_-)

71 days ago
10.

Ms.lovely    

Not sure why they just won't pay this man. WTH. He's been asking to get paid for 15 years and Jay-Z has the cash. So sick of these antics. I hope this guy wins!!!!

71 days ago
11.

Jordan    

There is No Way that Jay Z or this Mahan Character created Roc Nation, because I did and I just decided to Gift it to Jay.

71 days ago
12.

Jay W.     

This guy looks like Beetlejuice's big brother.

71 days ago
13.

VinnyD    

Man, he's ugly.

71 days ago
14.

Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!!    

Tmz, please put up a warning before posting a picture of this UGLY MOFO!!! Looks like he escaped from the zoo

71 days ago
15.

Unbroken Chain    

He created the magic? His music is far from magical, it's freaking rap!! Not even an art form

71 days ago
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