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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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Diamond Goddess!    

It's a fine line between engineer and producer, but if Jay didn't give him the producer title and points, he's skrewed!!!

17 days ago
17.

kewljewl    

Really? Ur gonna wait 15 yrs to sue? Ya dude...we believe ya!

17 days ago
18.

BannedTriceIsNice    

I'm getting as sick of BeyZ as I am Kimye! Fake, money hungry heffers.

17 days ago
19.

Potato Salad    

Buy the World Greatest Potato Salad Recipe @ the big auction site. Username ka_usi

17 days ago
20.

K South West    

Jayz you are a certified RAT and a snitch cooperating in a sting like donnie brasco your a pig pay your bills

17 days ago
21.

JanaeC    

Jay Z is so fine and sexy. I'd take down him and Beyonce.

17 days ago
22.

elle    

J Z looks just like a giant version of Gary Coleman on Different Strokes.

17 days ago
23.

mannyscotch    

This guy is a joke

17 days ago
24.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Settlement

17 days ago
25.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Chauncey better drive very carefully. I see the possibility of an accidental death in his future.

17 days ago
26.

Kimberly    

They DROPPED the extortion charges because, the police had been used as the thieves with THAT charge. THIS is where jay sleeze money talks, unfairly, by USING the placement of WORDS to effectively break the laws themselves!! Go getem' i'll bet he's JUST ONE of the Many who were HAPPY to see him get his ass handied to him and On Camera by a Woman!!

17 days ago
27.

StoneColdET    

Jay Z worked with the cops in a sting?! lmao! wow what a snitch. Beast 1333 is the real hip hop not this orangutan,

17 days ago
28.

john johnson    

so, jigga works with five 0 ....again?!

17 days ago
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john johnson    

so, jigga working with five 0 again???

17 days ago
30.

princesstimberlake    

Jay z works with illuminsti. Hes killed aalyiah with damon dash to even get roc nstion recorrds. Hes a bad person.

17 days ago
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