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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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princesstimberlake    

Illuminati sorry on phone

54 days ago
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princesstimberlake    

Roc nation records

54 days ago
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luluBelle    

Like him or not that dude is well paid and industrious. He used the cops to do his dirt like 5.0 uses everyone else. Beat the man at his game will cause sudden death.

54 days ago
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Dave H    

I was not aware this was something you could sue over. I used to develop software for a large news agency. My expertise allowed them to consolidate news stories. I'd like a check for elevety bazillion dollars for my magic software manipulation.

what a dipsh*t. you got paid to do your job already moron. if you're good at it, people use you again and refer you to friends. You don't get "rights" to someone else's property because you worked on it.

54 days ago
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big teaser    

If I was jay z I would ride off in the sunset wit beyawnsay and a trunk full off cash...but it dont work like that...aint cookn ****.

54 days ago
36.

notalawyer    

He is just LayZ...

54 days ago
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mrssparg    

Jay Z won't lose.

53 days ago
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