Big Pimpin’ Lute


A case started in the US yesteday involving Jay Z (Jigaa Whaaaaaat) and Timbaland! They are being sued by an Egyptian musician who claims that they ripped off this song in creating Big Pimpin.

Here’s a video side-by-side of the two songs:


Now, to be fair, the rap lads are asserting that the first thought the sample was royalty free, and that they subsequently paid for it, so it’s not a question of are they similar or anything. It’s acknowledged that they did use the sample, but that they were entitled to.

Here’s some extra reading on it!

About the author 

Brian Conroy

I am a Trademark, Corporate and Commercial Litigation Solicitor with a background in the media industry. I specialise in Data Protection, Media, and Intellectual Property Law, both contentious and non-contentious. I trained with McCann FitzGerald in Dublin, and spent 13 years working within the Denis O'Brien owned Communicorp Group of radio stations. For further information or to arrange a consultation or call back phone Leman Solicitors on 01 6393000

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