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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

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!!!

107 days ago


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

107 days ago


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

107 days ago

Potato Salad    

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107 days ago

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

107 days ago


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

107 days ago


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

107 days ago


This guy is a joke

107 days ago
24. Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    


107 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

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

107 days ago


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!!

107 days ago


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

107 days ago

john johnson    

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

107 days ago

john johnson    

so, jigga working with five 0 again???

107 days ago


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

107 days ago
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