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Imagine being sued for a song you made over 20 years ago. That’s the reality for Jay-Z and Timbaland who have received a lawsuit from singer Ernie Hines.

The Blast details Hov and Timbo received a new copyright infringement lawsuit over the 1998 single “Paper Chase.” The suit states the single contains the soul singer’s “Help Me” from 1969 within the instrumental. Hines co-wrote and composed the song and cites that he was unaware of the song due to his age.

The attorney for Hines stated he is a “senior citizen, does not listen to rap music and was unaware.”


The sample was also used in Ginuwine’s “Toe 2 Toe,” which is also listed in the suit for selling over 2 million copies.

The lawsuit is for $2,000,000 as he cites he was never paid for his work.