Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" Suit Continues

Jay-Z is heading to court over an ongoing battle involving his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin.'" The rapper has been in a legal fight over the tune for years, due to producer Timbaland's use of the Egyptian song "Khosara, Khosara" in a prominent sample in the tune.
Jay is being sued by Osama Ahmed Fahmy, the nephew of “Khosara, Khosara’s” composer Baligh Hamdy.
"This case may be more akin to the infringing use of copyrighted songs as part of a larger musical revue, an infringing use of a painting in a textbook, and one infringing poem contained in a poetry anthology, than the infringing use of copyrighted text or images to promote season tickets for the symphony, or the sale of a car - but that is up to a jury to decide," said California judge Christina Snyder, according to Billboard.


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