Jay Z Not Liable In ‘Big Pimpin’ Trial | Music News

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Jay Z Not Liable In ‘Big Pimpin’ Trial | Music News

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 23: Jay-Z attends the So So Def anniversary party hosted by Jay Z at Compound on February 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)

 

US district Judge Christina Snyder found that nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi, whose 1957 song “Khosara Khosara” is sampled in “Big Pimpin”, didn’t have a legal ground to follow claim that Jay Z and Timbaland illicitly sampled “Khosara Khosara”. All rights of the song were signed over to Middle Eastern record company Sout El Phan in 2002, who then licensed the song to EMI Arabia for use outside of Egypt.

 

“Fahmy lacked standing to pursue his claim. In light of that decision, it will not be necessary to submit to the jury whether Big Pimpin’ infringed Khosara Khosara” said Christina Snyder, discussing the case. The week-long trial took place in LA, including testimony from a variety of individuals, including Linkin Park bass player Dave Farrell, who worked with Jay Z on the mashup record “Collision Course”.

 

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I am a recent Ancient History graduate and am now slowly making my way into the music industry. Right now I’m stretching my journalistic muscles and learning my way around the business. Musically speaking I’m all over the place, with a heavy upbringing of dad-rock, branching into heavy metal in my teens and all things electronic in my early twenties. In my free time I love creating and playing music, reading and trying (and failing) to sculpt myself into an Adonis at the gym.
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