Yung Joc & Block Enterprises Sued Over Copyright Infringement & Breach Of Contract
Yung Joc has been quiet the last few years mostly due to his paperwork and contracts disputes with his former labels, Block Enterprises and Bad Boy Records.
Now another company is throwing a monkey wrench into his game.
An Atlanta music company called Master Mind Music filed a lawsuit against Yung Joc and Block Enterprises in United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia on January 17. AllHipHop reports that the lawsuit claims that Yung Joc allegedly signed an artist development and exclusive recording agreement with Master Mind Music in February of 2005. Under the deal, 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 contends it also reserved the exclusive right to copyright the recordings of Yung Joc in its own name. The lawsuit also states that Master Mind 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.
According to the suit, Block Entertainment made a deal with Bad Boy/Atlantic under false pretenses that they held the exclusive rights to Joc thus cutting Master Mind Music out of the deal.
“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.”
Master Mind Music is suing for copyright infringement, breach of contract, torturous interference with contractual relations, fraudulent misrepresentation, and fraud.
Good luck with that one…. Something tells me that money is long gone.