Jay Z and Timbaland sued for using sample in 1999 song ‘Big Pimpin’

Jay Z’s copyright troubles over his 16-year-old song “Big Pimpin’” are resurfacing to haunt him. A music composer’s nephew is suing the entertainment mogul and the song’s producer, Timbaland, over copyright claims regarding a flute sample. The Arabian-sounding flute in question is heard within the beat throughout the 1999 song about having casual sex with […]

Jay Z may be sued for ‘Big Pimpin” sample

Jay Z, in addition to producer Timbaland, Warner Music, EMI, and even MTV and Paramount Pictures, may face a copyright infringement lawsuit in relation to Jay Z’s 2000 hit single “Big Pimpin.” Originally, all indications pointed to the statute of limitations running out in 2006 on the previous claim by the family of Egyptian composer […]