Jay Z and Timbaland faced a New York jury on Wednesday to prove that the sample for the song ‘Big Pimpin’ was obtained lawfully from Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi.
Jay Z spent 90 minutes in front of the jury explaining the creative process behind creating the song, squeezing in a few jokes along the way about his working relationship with Timbaland.
“He tells me his beats are better than my raps. I tell him my raps are better than his beats,” Carter said. “It’s an ongoing thing that I keep winning.”, at which point the courtroom burst out laughing.
Defense lawyers are expecting to begin the case next week on Tuesday.
Doug L Fresh