_Jay Z Wins Sound Engineer's Lawsuit Claiming Co-Ownership To His Hit Songs

Jay Z has won the lawsuit against his former sound engineer on the ownership of the masters of two of his albums, ‘The Life and Times of S. Carter’ and ‘The Dynasty’. Read more on the story after the jump!

Chauncey Mahan, a sound engineer on the albums, claimed ownership of the albums and he stashed boxes of tracks in a San Fernando Valley storage facility. There were 41 tracks, 31 with Jay Z and 10 with Beanie Sigel. Cops eventually seized the masters, but Mahan didn’t want to give them up. A judge shut him down and he ruled that he waited way too long to sue and he should have sued sooner. Mahan kept masters, outtakes, and other unpublished material on his harddrive. Mahan says in 2000, he told executives at Roc-A-Fella that he was in possession of the material, but he never received a response from them. Jay Z is now the rightful owner of the albums. ‘Life and Times’ went triple platinum and featured songs like “Big Pimpin’ and “Jigga my N****.”

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