Patrick White has claimed in his lawsuit that his personal material was stolen from him and then appeared in Decoded, reports All Hip Hop.
On November 2010, the 'No Church in the Wild' rapper released Decoded, a memoir which also features his own lyrics.
White alleged: "In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z's book Decoded, which was released in 2010.
"The book contains various expressions/colours/phrases, which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply."
White is also suing author Dream Hampton and Random House, whose imprint Spiegel & Grau published the memoir.
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