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Its VERY CLEAR  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 created the hit song.

The men, who have a combined 25 Grammy Awards between them, are being sued by the nephew of the late Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi, who wrote the distinctive flute notes that ended up in “Big Pimpin.’

It looks like the lawyers for Jay Z and Timbo are putting together a nice settlement for the nephew and the family.

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