A guy by the name of David Rogers on Youtube wrote, “Actually, Jay Z didn’t steal nothing. Timberland is the creator he initially used the sample believing it was in the public domain, then entered into an agreement with EMI Music Arabia, which said it has the rights to “Khosara, Khosara,” in 2001. Court documents state Timbaland paid a lump sum of $100,000 to EMI, which “granted the right to exploit the ‘Big Pimpin’ ’ composition, to the extent it used ‘Khosara.’ ”The money was distributed to descendants of Hamdi, who died in 1993, but Fahmy now wants more, claiming the Hamdi family was not aware of how important his flute sample would be to Timbaland’s song. Fahmy “wasn’t aware of the settlement agreement at the time. We’re seeking fair compensation,” Wesley said, but declined to specify the damages they were seeking.”
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