While it’s typically business as usual for a multi-million dollar business, it’s happened for the second time by the same guy. Jay-Z has probably been more nervous in his day.
Check out the excerpt by…gulp…TMZ:
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.