News: Jay Z & Roc-A-Fella Dragged Into Nasty Lawsuit Over Hov Classics

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 8:53AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records may have 99 problems to worry about including a new lawsuit from a former affiliate allegedly responsible for a handful of albums. #99Problems

According to reports, producer Chauncey Mahan wants to hit it big from Young Hov.

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. (TMZ)

If things go his way, Chauncey will receive some copyright credit.

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. (TMZ)

Former Roc-A-Fella producer Just Blaze addressed the producer and his connection to the label in April.

"Lol. He was never the brightest. One correction: he was an engineer, not a producer.," Blaze tweeted April 21.
"Chauncey stayed effing up. Big part of the reason Hip and I brought in Guru."
"Ill never forget the day Chaunce stepped to Duro wanting to fight lol. This guy ruined every tape transfer for the Dynasty Album."
"Duro calls him out on it. He runs over to Soundtrack studios, comes in the room like "yo Duro I ain't no bitch" takes his jacket off."
"Me and Duro just looked at him. Blankest of stares.. And went back to work."
"If you listen to Bleek's version of "is that your b***h" you'll notice it's in mono. Why? Bc Chauncey. Lol."
"If u listen to "get your mind right" from Dynasty, You'll notice all the choruses after the first one fall in the wrong places. Bc Chauncey" (Just Blaze's Twitter)

Blaze also denied using his Twitter rant to blast the former Roc family member.

"Oh. And I have backups of just about all of those files Chauncey tried to extort for. Dummy.," Blaze added.
"Last thing @ind3lible and I did before we shut down baseline was a digital back up of EVERYTHING that was ever done there. EVERYTHING."
"I'm not "blasting" dude. Saw funny story that brought back some memories. bad as some of those situations were, I'm happy i can laugh @ them" (Just Blaze's Twitter)


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