Jay Z Wins Court Battle Over Masters for ‘The Dynasty’ and ‘The Life and Times of S. Carter’
Jay Z can now get that dirt off his shoulder concerning the court case over ownership of the masters for his albums The Dynasty: Roc La Familia and The Life and Times of S. Carter. Hov was in a custody battle of sorts with former Roc engineer Chauncy Mahan over the works but a judge has ruled in Jigga's favor and the rap mogul once again owns masters to the platinum selling LP's outright, according to TMZ.
The issue was first brought up last April when it was reported Mahan - a Roc A Fella engineer between 1998 and 2002 - was trying to extort the Brooklyn rap legend for $15 million for the master records of the two LPs, previously thought to be lost. Mahan went on to claim Def Jam asked him to hold on to the records saying that Hov was a "stupid kid smoking blunts" back then. He alleges he continually tried to contact the rapper about the music but was ignored.
Mahan went on to sue Jay and Roc Nation last July claiming co-ownership of the six albums created while he was at the label. In September, Hov submitted a motion for dismissal of Mahan's suit which a judge recently granted ruling Mahan waited way too long to sue.