Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella Records Sued By Former Producer, Engineer Chauncey Mahan

Producer, engineer Chauncey Mahan says he's an owner of six Roc-A-Fella Records.

Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records are the target of a lawsuit from Chauncey Mahan, according to TMZ

The producer and engineer says in a new lawsuit that he was a key producer and creator of six Roc-A-Fella Records releases during his tenure with the company in the late 1990s and early 2000s and that he was instrumental in shaping the sound of some of the imprint’s best-selling releases, including Jay Z’s Vol. 3... The Life And Times Of S. Carter and The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000- ), which were released in 1999 and 2000, respectively.

Mahan wants a judge to rule that he is the co-owner of the copyright to the material because he was essential to its creation. 

In April, Mahan was apprehended after he allegedly planned to put Jay Z master tapes up for auction or return them to Live Nation for a $100,000 “storage fee.”

Jay Z’s representatives filed a grand larceny complaint with the NYPD in April, but the new TMZ story says that Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella dropped their extortion complaint against Chauncey. 

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6 Comments

  • NYPD

    Jay, thanks for all the work you've been sending us lately... If you need us to hoodwink anyone else you don''t want to pay for the work they did for you, let us know! ... keep on snitchin'!!

  • Hova's worst nightmare

    There's no record of Mahan ever suing Jay before, but who cares about the truth as long as the headline sounds good ? Certainly not the author of this article SOREN BAKER who is obviously ok with making up stuff out of thin air....

  • Anonymous

    sit down Chauncey Mahan.

    • Enlightened one

      Pay your bills Jay-Z. Those beats don't come for free and using the NYPD and the LAPD to pull a sting on Mahan may make you a bi-coastal snitch, but it doesn't mean you have the right to steal intellectual property rights just because you have more money and power and call yourself the "Jehovah". Grow up and stop the amateur thug stuff or you and that beautiful wife you cheated all over won't be asked back to anymore White House dinners anytime soon....

  • Just Blaze

    LMAO what kind of nigga sues the same person twice?? Lol a BITCH NIGGA, that's you, Chauncey.

    • Just more BS from Justin Blaze

      What kinda nig* puts a fellow black man and fellow sound engineer down bc his paycheck comes from a snitch who cleans to be 'Jehova' but who uses the police to thieve ntellectual property in a phony baloney sting operation??? Well that's you Justin "Blaze"... Only thing that happened twice is Blaze running his mouth again which isn't easy to do while suckin off Jay at the same time. Be a man JB

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