Jay-Z, Timbaland Sued For $5 Million Over 'Big Pimpin'

Ahab Joseph Nafal filed a $5,000,000 lawsuit on July 23rd in United States District Court, Central District of California.
The lawsuit revolves around the use of the song “Khosara, Khosara,” which Timbaland sampled in Jay-Z's 2000 hit single "Big Pimpin' who's named in the lawsuit along with Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam, Warner Music Group, Linkin Park (over a remixed version) and Def Jam.
Lawyers argued that "Khosara, "Khosara" was created in 1957 and was governed by the 1909 Copyright Act and not the 1976 Copyright Act.

In the earlier lawsuit, lawyers for Jay-Z and Timbaland and claimed they received proper sample clearance from representatives of the Baligh Hamdy, the original composer of the song.
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