Yung Joc and Block Enterprises are currently being sued by an Atlanta music company claiming legal control over the rapper’s entire music career!
Diddy booted Joc from Bad Boy records several years ago, after the rapper, along with Block Enterprises were alleged to have failed their contractual agreement by refusing to fork over royalties and other fees they agreed upon.
It was rumored that Diddy blackballed Joc over the matter after Joc chose to sue Bad Boy. Fast forward through 5 years and a FREE Grind Flu mixtape, and you’ll find that the Bad Boy bug just won’t go away for Joc!
Details below…According to AllHipHop, Master Mind Music Inc. filed a lawsuit two days ago (Jan 17th) against Yung Joc and Block Enterprises in United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia.
The lawsuit claims that Joc signed an artist development and exclusive recording agreement with Master Mind Music back in February of 2005, that gave Master Mind Music ownership of each record that was created by the rapper during the duration of the deal.
But wait… that ain’t all!
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.
In the lawsuit, Master Mind Music claims that Block Ent cut them out of the Bad Boy deal by presenting Yung Joc to Diddy as its sole artist. They also claim that Block Enterprises illegally granted copyright interest in Yung Joc’s recordings to Bad Boy Records.
“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 and is suing for copyright infringement, breach of contract, torturous interference with contractual relations, fraudulent misrepresentation, and fraud.