Jay Z Wins Court Case, Now Owns His Album Masters


A day after Andy Chen, the CEO of Tidal’s parent group Aspiro, stepped down amid controversy, rapper/entrepreneur/Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z, received some good news: He now officially owns the masters to The Life and Times of S. Carter and The Dynasty. According to TMZ, Jay Z won a court case dating back to 2014, when sound engineer Chauncey Mahan claimed ownership of the album and hid the master recordings in a storage unit. The cops seized the tapes, but Mahan took his case to court. The judge shut him down, and Jay Z now owns the albums, which include tracks “Big Pimpin’” and “I Just Wanna Love U.”