Not simply dealing the ire of his monstrously struggling streaming enterprise, Tidal, Jay Z is once again in the subject of a sampling trial regarding his monster 1999 hit 'Big Pimpin'.

The song famously used a copyrighted sample of Egyptian singer Baligh Hamdi's 'Khosara, Khosara', which was used in the 1960 film Fata ahlami. Copyright holder Magdi el-Amroussi argued the samples were used without permission, but Jay Z's team counter-argued that the music wasn't a straight-forward sample - rather, an interpolation of the original music.

In 2002, producer Timbaland eventually paid $100,000 to EMI, the main rights holder to the music, but in 2007 Hamdi's nephew Osama Ahmed Fahmy eventually sued not only Timbaland and Jay Z, but EMI, Universal Music, Paramount Pictures, MTV, and other numerous other companies that have used the song.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the trial is one of the longest running suits in the US. On October 13th, Jay Z and Timbaland will testify in trial on the suit, nearly eight years after its original filing.

The defendants state; "Pursuant to the 2002 Agreement, Plaintiff gave up exclusive control of all rights in Khosara that have application in the United States, and therefore he has no standing to bring any claims."

In response, the plaintiff's memorandum notes; "The evidence will show that the defendants did not enter into valid agreements that 'expressly and in detail' — including indicating the range, purpose, and period and place of exploitation — convey the right to use Khosara, Khosara in Big Pimpin'."

Read more on the case at The Hollywood Reporter.