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'Big Pimpin' Dispute Could Be Settled Soon for Rapper Jay Z

There's no dispute that Jay Z's 1999 hit "Big Pimpin' " includes elements of a 1950s Egyptian love ballad, yet the flute notes taken from "Khosara Khosara" have created a lingering problem for the rapper and a hit-making producer. For two days last week, Jay Z and producer Timbaland sat in a courtroom in downtown Los Angeles, listening as lawyers and witnesses picked apart their song and the actions that led to its creation. The men, who have a combined...

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