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Crazy Jay-Z Suit Demands Serious Hush Money

6/12/2008 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jigga what? A guy wants $88 million bucks out of Jay-Z not for a lyric he jacked, or a sample he stole -- but for stealing that ultra-exclusive technique of ... rapping in a low whisper.

We're not kidding: Mitchell Rose, who tells us he's a boxer/lawyer/rapper, has filed suit in Brooklyn alleging that he created the technique of "whisper rapping." Rose says that Hova subsequently adopted the technique without properly crediting him -- and now he wants to get paid!

The same Mitchell Rose once wrote a book called "Mike Tyson Tried to Kill My Daddy." Jay-Z's rep didn't return our call for comment.

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