Jay Z Is Still Big Pimpin' With No Repercussions
A judge found that Jay Z did not infringe on the copyrights involved in his 1999 smash hit "Big Pimpin'."By Cody LaGrow | October 21, 2015
Jay Z has been "Big Pimpin'" since '99 — and it looks like he's free to continue doing so.
Jay Z and producer Timbaland — both behind the song "Big Pimpin'" — were accused of copyright infringement. The distinct beat from that song stems from the song "Khosara Khosara," the work of an Egyptian composer named Baligh Hamdi.
Hamdi's heirs filed a lawsuit in 2007, saying the hip-hop duo violated the "moral rights" of the song — a legal concept in Egypt that would have required them to get further permission to use Hamdi's work in a song promoting, well, big pimpin' and spendin' cheese.