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.