A copyright lawsuit against Jay-Z (and numerous other parties) over the sample in his 2000 smash single, "Big Pimpin'," is officially going to trial. US District Judge Christina Snyder has ruled that there are several matters that need to be settled in the case, most prominently the question of whether or not Hov profited from performing the track in concert.

Of course, the judge recognizes that it's basically impossible to figure out a firm amount considering there's no concrete evidence of just how many times he performed "Big Pimpin'." But as Snyder wrote in regards to the case, “It is a question of fact whether Jay-Z’s concert revenues should be considered direct or indirect…it is up to a jury to decide.”

[via YoRaps]