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Exclusive: Legal War Breaks Out Over Yung Joc

(AllHipHop News)An Atlanta music company has filed a lawsuit against Yung Joc and Block Enterprises, claiming legal control over the rapper’s career.

Master Mind Music Inc. filed a lawsuit against Yung Joc and Block Enterprises in United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia on January 17.

The lawsuit claims that Yung Joc signed an artist development and exclusive recording agreement with Master Mind Music in February of 2005.

Under the deal that Yung Joc signed, each record that was created by the rapper during the duration of the deal, was to be the property of Master Mind Music.

Master Mind Music also reserved the exclusive right to copyright the recordings of Yung Joc in its own name.

In addition to administrative rights, the lawsuit claims that Master Mind Music was entitled to co-ownership of all of Yung Joc recordings, in addition to a 50% share of Yung Joc’s publishing during the term of the agreement.

The lawsuit claims that Master Mind Music helped with the recording and eventual release of Yung Joc’s debut album Hustlenomics, which contained the rapper’s biggest single “Coffee Shop.”

Around October of 2005, Master Mind Music linked with Block Enterprises, in order to place Yung Joc on the Bad Boy/Atlantic Records record label.

The lawsuit claims that Block Enterprises presented Yung Joc as its sole artist, effectively cutting Master Mind Music out of the deal.

The lawsuit also claims the Block Enterprises illegally granted copyright interest in Yung Joc’s recordings to Bad Boy.

“Block knew or should have known that he did not have the rights to the artists’ exclusive recording services which he purportedly granted to Bad Boy/Atlantic,” the complaint reads. “Further, Block never subsequently acquired those rights from Master Mind.”

According to Master Mind Music’s lawsuit, Yung Joc debut album for Bad Boy, New Jock City, sold over 1 million copies and contained the single “It’s Goin Down.”

Master Mind Music claim that Block Enterprises didn’t have the authority to distribute Yung Joc’s master recordings.

Master Mind Music is suing for copyright infringement, breach of contract, torturous interference with contractual relations, fraudulent misrepresentation, and fraud.

Check out a copy of the lawsuit below:

  • Hey Nolan, Goin down came off the album New Joc City. If you’re going to report smething please make sure all info is correct. I swear I could do y’all job better than y’all can and I don’t have a degree…

  • it’s goin down was on New Joc city….not Hu$tlenomics…




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    • NorthDollasTX

      you too bytch niggah … put you in yo place, it happened to be a DITCH NIGGAH!

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  • therealest1

    Perhaps this clown jinxed himself by making a song called Its Going Down, it seems like everything after that one hit from 2006 has been going down for him.

    • NorthDollasTX

      shut yo bytch azz up …

  • but wait… isnt yung joc on bad terms with block and diddy? thats why he hasnt made anymore music. they ripped him off too. so master mind music needs to take a number and wait in line

  • Stay Phokus

    damn its goin down

  • rep87

    damn joc you sign them papers without reading shit homie get a lawyer quick they bent yo azz over /everybody own a piece of you /its mordern day slavery kids get a lawyer FIRST dont trust nobody in the music bizness !

  • David Sentongo

    his “sound” fell off. thts y he done.
    same thing happened to chingy, lil scrappy, lloyd banks, tony yayo, etc.

    David Sentongo
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  • “shit done got real son”

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  • Joc is Bestfriends with the owner & silent partner in Mastermind and they knew what they was doin Mastermind started the lawsuit in 2006-07 that why Diddy & Block mad cuz they found out He was still making music in Chino basement

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