Yung Joc Sued By Atlanta Production Company

Master Mind Music claims it holds all rights to the rapper’s music released since 2005.

Posted: 01/18/2012 08:09 PM EST
Yung Joc

Yung Joc is the target of a new lawsuit that claims the former Bad Boy rapper willfully ignored an existing contract to sign up with Diddy in 2005. Master Mind Music, an Atlanta-based production company, is suing Joc, Block Enterprises and Bad Boy/Atlantic for breach of contract, claiming it actually holds the rights to all of Joc's music created since 2005.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by All Hip Hop, Joc signed with Master Mind in February 2005. The company then partnered with Block Enterprises (now known as Block Entertainment) to negotiate a deal with Bad Boy/Atlantic. But Block represented itself, and not Master Mind, as the sole owner of Joc's recording contract, and when a deal with Bad Boy was struck, collected all of the profits for itself.

Joc released two successful albums with Bad Boy, including his 2006 debut New Joc City and 2007's Hustlenomics. In addition to breach of contract, Master Mind is suing for copyright infringement, tortious interference and fraud.

The “It’s Going Down” rapper has recently been in the news after his home studio was robbed by armed gunman.  The crooks made off with $70,000 worth of high-end goods. Joc has put out a cash reward for information leading to the recovery of his recording equipment.

 

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