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Jay Z's Big Pimpin'
Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter
Roc-A-Fella 1999
Hossam Ramzy's Khusara Khusara
The Best of Abdul Halim Hafiz
Arc 1994
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Tags: Instrumental, Egyptian, Arabic

Main genre: World

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Contributed by Shinj (152 submissions)

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  • Big Scro
    Big Scro said 11 months ago:

    Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs? Really?

  • JAY Gumb$
    JAY Gumb$ said 3 years ago:

    @RingMan Just because Hafez and Timbaland went to court doesn't mean he actually sampled Hafez version.

  • ringmancz
    ringmancz said 3 years ago:

    this should be tagged Sample Clearance Issue and switched back to Hafez since that is the song in the lawsuit (read the Hollywood Reporter article)

  • Spinks
    Spinks said 5 years ago:

    Thanks to wayneandwax who provided more evidence to show that Timbaland directly sampled the Hossam Ramzy version: http://wayneandwax.com/?p=180 . The page has now been updated, and the link to the original 1957 Abdel Halim Hafez version has been added as a cover version.

  • bdlewis588
    bdlewis588 said 5 years ago:

    You gotta respect his musical range when you take these two pieces and bring them together.

  • Tee-Bone
    Tee-Bone said 5 years ago:

    Especially with this jam Timbaland proves he's a top-notch producer... Daam, that beat is sick!!!

  • Spinks
    Spinks said 5 years ago:

    True - apparently Timbaland rerecorded "Khosara" and didn't lift it directly from Hossam Ramzy's version. The sample page has therefore been updated to show Abdel-Halim Hafez's 1957 original.

  • xeyla
    xeyla said 5 years ago:

    Actually, the song is sampled from "Khosara" by Abdel-Halim Hafez, NOT Hossam Ramzy...

  • dirgemusic
    dirgemusic said 6 years ago:


  • jackhoward83
    jackhoward83 said 6 years ago: