Jay-Z, one of the best-selling artists’ of all the time is fighting a long-standing lawsuit filed against him, over his song “Big Pimpin.” The 45-year-old Jay-Z mentioned that he holds a valid license to use the Arabic tune “Khosara Khosara” from the late 90s’ super hit. The suit is filed citing the reasons of copyright infringement trial by the heirs of Hamdi, read on to find out more about Jay-Z scoop ahead.
According to Washington Post, the hip-hop artist spent more than an hour in the federal courtroom while explaining the process of how “Big Pimpin” was created by music producer Timbaland and himself. He further mentioned about the events and how the album became a milestone in his career.
The “Blue Print” artist and Timbaland are sued by inheritors of Baligh Hamdi. He was an Egyptian composer who’s 1957 hit “Khosara Khosara” is the one from which the “Big Pimpin” is said to be inspired.
According to the lawyer of Jay-Z, Timothy Mosely, Hamdis’ heirs are paid for the alleged use of the original song. He further indicated the credits given to the original song at the label of “Big Pimpin.”
Hamdi family lawyer Pete Ross accused Jay-Z of spoiling the melody of the original song by adding vulgar lyrics to the original. To which Jay Z promptly replied that the song has adult lyrics and he loves performing it the way it is, he think the song is pretty good, although, lyrics is not the prime issue of the filed lawsuit.
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