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Daz Dillinger Wants Grand Theft Auto V Recalled For Stealing His Music

(AllHipHop News) The extremely successful roll out of Grand Theft Auto V may have hit snag. Former Death Row Records rapper Daz Dillinger is accusing the game’s makers, Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games, of using his songs without his permission.

According to TMZ, a cease and desist letter sent by Daz and his attorney claim that the songs “C-Walk” and “Nothin’ But the Cavi Hit” were included in GTA V even after Daz declined the supposed $4,271 fee offered to use both songs.

Daz now wants a bigger pay out or demands that all remaining unsold copies of the game be recalled and destroyed. He has given the game makers 14 days to comply to either request.

Grand Theft Auto V reportedly grossed $800 million in its first 24 hours of release and has gone on to earn over $1 billion in sales. That was one of the biggest initial launches in entertainment history.

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  • johnblacksad

    Whoa… if Daz really got a case there, he about to get paid in full like 1988!

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      QUEENS, FU(K KRS-ONE NAS MURKED THAT BROKE ASSS NICCA!

      • johnblacksad

        but weak n!ggaz they kill it, so they say : the bridge is over, the bridge is over!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Your not black, u aint even half black, homie let me snatch that! (euro boy u so soft)

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        inmadopuroz – not black? – is that a bad thing? – ha haa LOL

      • truth

        elmo shirt!!??? u cornball nigga snacth somthin via internet uummm ok hoe nigga

      • johnblacksad

        I wonder if you know the actual meaning of the word ‘lame’ you like to toss around… let me help you : you are the exact definition of it

        I’m as african as they come but so far from any stereotype your culture-lackin-azz can ever imagine…

        and oh, it’s weak niggaz that kill it, so they say : the bridge is over, the bridge is over

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        awww u mad now! stop w/ the krs-one line. u wouldn’t come to the bridge ever in ur life and talk reckless euro lightskin fu(k boi!

      • johnblacksad

        you sound like dark skinned Jermaine, see what I mean?

        why would I come to the bridge when weak niggaz kill it? because I heard’em say : the bridge is over, the bridge is over. Could have been the strongest hood, but weak niggaz they kill it, so they say : the bridge is over, the bridge is over.

        don’t be mad, U.P.S. is hirin

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        so u know some lines of NY legends. Son please don’t let me ever catch u in Queens. Have ur scary asssss leaking!!!!!!!!!!!

      • johnblacksad

        oh so now I scare you? witcha illiterate azz… don’t let me catch you in a library no homo… teach your azz a thing or two about vocabulary…

        go read a book you illiterate son of a bitch and step up yo’ vocab!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        dodging the questions I see. Come to Queens, I swear on everything, PUSSSSSY Fu(k BOY!

      • johnblacksad

        no homo on that invite…

        plus don’t forget, weak n!ggaz stay killin what could have been the strongest hood, so they say : the bridge is over, the bridge is over!

  • Banksy

    Offer a nigga less than 5g’s when you take in over a billion the first week in sales?These niggas are trippin! Get your money Daz

    • johnblacksad

      …wasn’t even 5g’s… smh

      • Tony G.

        that’s why he said less than

      • johnblacksad

        I’m sayin they could have rounded it at least…

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    broke nicca u whack on the mic, be grateful!

    • YaheardSyndicate

      you , must be stupid. Daz won 30 million from Suge Knight alone. He is not broke in any way shape or form. He tours with Snoop Stupid.

    • Guest

      are you a blood with a sesame street shirt on? damn i dont seen it all

      • johnblacksad

        He reps for the Sesame Street Rolling Bloods Gang! smh…

    • truth

      u hater ass hoe fag mark lame

    • Tony G.

      so the 30 something mill he won in court vs Suge…I guess that’s all gone huh..not about being grateful..its about business..u fuccin lame

      • disqus_PRkGknS3dK

        Can’t even spell you whack ass bitch.

  • bigdoe6

    No respect for Hip Hop artists. Why do you want to pay the man $4200 but you walk away with $800 million. Yes i will do the same thing Daz is doing.

    • Amsonite

      You clearly know nothing about music licensing. $4200 for two songs that weren’t hits is pretty damn good.

      • bigdoe6

        This is Daz Dillinger, not Chingy. Check Daz production credits since Deathrow. His discography alone is what makes him valuable. 2pac All eyes on me sold close to 20million copies. Daz did beats on that album. It’s no way u can pay a producer like Daz $4200 to license his compositions. You the one the sound like you don’t know anything about music licensing. It’s all about negotiation. They offered Daz the money, he turned it down, they used it without his permission. Easy lawsuit. It don’t matter if the songs were hits or not. The company used Intellectual Property with no agreement in place. That’s illegal.

    • johnblacksad

      They know better not to put on some Beatles or Rolling Stones unauthorized sh!t… fcuk around and let go half of that $800M!

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  • Daz knock it off! Them putting your songs in one of the greatest games ever made should be taken as a compliment..

  • OaklandOxymoron

    Sue the shit out of them, Daz!

    • johnblacksad

      I he REALLY got a case like that, sheeiiiit… he should shoot for a $100M! straight up! see what they settle for…

      I believe the spent $200M producing the game… then turned around and raked in $800M in 24hours…. Daz should shoot for the moon, if not the SUN itself!

      • SAD_FACED_CLOWN

        he can’t sue for that…at best they will remove the songs

      • Hello, the game already sold over a billion dollars, WITH HIS MUSIC ON IT!!! HE WILL GET PAID!!!

      • johnblacksad

        I don’t know the specs but like I said, IF he has a case, he can ask for anything he want to imagine… they will remove the songs on future sales but what about the ones sold already (yeah, them $800 mills) …Daz needs a proper cut and I don’t see them calling those back… so they have to fork something over

      • David Rambo Johansson

        He will probably get around.. $1 each copy sold, since that’s a normal price for songs on let’s say iTunes and stuff.. still a whole lot of money though!

      • gfsa

        you are as stupid as you sound! They’re called ‘update fixes’… one of these and they can wipe him away like the shit stain he is!

      • David Rambo Johansson

        well they can’t.. they can remove the songs from future sales, but even if they try to patch it away, the songs will still be on the disc, they cant delete them with a remote you know… So if he has the case, he will get alot of money, if he hasn’t… to bad for him^^

      • Guest

        Damn they made that much money in a day?!?! You’re right, he should ask for $100M!!!!

      • OaklandOxymoron

        Damn they really made that much in a day?!? You’re right, he should start at $100M!!!

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  • Jacquez

    Tf nigga be happy you good enough to be on gta or they can just update the game and take yo lame ass off.

    • Tony G.

      u dumb ass..its about business…ur lame…fukkouttahere

    • johnblacksad

      nigga is you fuckin crazy or does your dad own the company that produces GTA? Them niggaz made almost a billion in 24 hours and your azz would be satisfied with $5000? excuse me, your azz would be satisfied with $4,271?

      Your understanding is fcuked up

      • SAD_FACED_CLOWN

        I’m pretty sure Daz does not own the music

      • I might be mistaken but I believe he got his publishing too in that lawsuit against Suge. Ain’t got time to check and verify at the moment, but I think he actually does own it.

      • Jacquez

        yes i would be happy at least im on a popular game if people like it more fans

      • johnblacksad

        I’m sorry but I gotta ask… how old are you?

    • Breeze

      nigga u a idiot. . . period

    • He didn’t want the tracks on there to begin with genius, not for them crumbs they were tryin to offer. That’s the whole point of the lawsuit. He can’t be TOO lame if they reached out to him for HIS music, and def. can’t be too lame if they felt they had to sneak and use it anyway. They ain’t gonna take that risk for some “lame” shit.

  • Guest

    The title of this article is wack. Just say his name. We know it.

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  • SAD_FACED_CLOWN

    hmmm let’s see 800 million in profit vs. a former west coast great….it ain’t hard to tell that Daz will lose…I’m sure Rockstar got permission from the label which is all that’s required

    • DAZZ WON A LAWSUIT FROM DEATH ROW, HE OWNS THE RIGHTS TO HIS MUSIC DUMMIES…

      • brotha_man

        but nothing ut a cavi hit was mack 10 and the dogg pound, in this case it wouldnt be a far shot if a record company owns this songs that was made for “backstage soundtrack” . if memory serves me correct C-walk was kurupt and a few other rappers. i have a hard time believing that he owns the rights, but could be wrong.

      • bigdoe6

        Don’t matter. Daz produced the song. It’s his music. He owns all of his music and he got the rights to all the music he did for Deathrow.

  • There’s really some dumb people on this thread. The game already sold over A BILLION DOLLARS, WITH DAZZ’S MUSIC ON IT!!! PAY THE MAN OR HE WILL OWN THE TITLE…

    • johnblacksad

      simple!

    • johnblacksad

      …unless they call all those back which is clearly never happening in this lifetime!

    • Fumes Inkorporated

      The thing is if the record company owns the rights to the songs and not him they dont have to pay him a single dollar. Thats what needs to be sorted out. Now if he owns the legal rights to the songs (which is kinda uncommon) then sure he should be paid. If not, screw him. Also he is merely “featured” on these tracks which seems to imply he isnt the creator. But we will see.

      • Pirate7X

        If he appeared or produced the songs, they must pay up major $$$.

      • Fumes Inkorporated

        I’m not sure thats correct. If he doesnt own any of the rights to the songs why would he get anything? I’m not saying he didnt do work but I’m saying he doesnt own the rights to that work. Like how Stan Lee doesnt own any of the characters he created because of his contract with Marvel.

    • brotha_man

      looking at the EA lawsuit u probably right

  • johnblacksad

    I would settle for $15million cash and $10million in company shares!

    …then I kick my feet up, light a Behike, and laugh till my stomach hurts!

    • m2gunnunn

      exactly key words in your statement is “I” rockstar aint paying 15 mil to that bum, i highly doubt they would put unlicensed song in a game that big

  • MrNoName2K

    Nigga got a few pennies for them bangers?? Sh*t I feel you, get after that money.

  • brotha_man

    smart. probably did tell them he could use the music, realized there was no contract + record breaking sells = lawsuit

  • dbfromdc

    daz about to get a fat check!!!!!!!!!!!!cha-ching

  • R.E Dykes

    ok ko em

  • justaguy

    Okay first off the chances of Rockstar actually taking back all of the unsold copies of GTAV is highly unlikely. Secondly, does he realize that having his songs on this game will most likely make him more popular. With over 15 million copies sold on day 3 of its release it means that more people know who he is and he will most definitely make way more money from this, sounds to me he is just being a greedy bastard. Lastly the amount illiterate people on this site is hilarious.

    • bigdoe6

      More popular? This is Daz DIllinger. Producer of 2pac’s Ambition az a Ridah. Everyone knows who Daz is so what do u mean byb more popular. They need to cut the check. This dude is a legend.

      • justaguy

        Well I have never heard of him, i’m sure plenty of others haven’t either. Rockstar putting his songs in their games is going to make him more popular and by that I mean he is going to get more fans. You cannot deny that.

      • bigdoe6

        You never heard of Daz Dillinger? Right and i never heard of 2pac. You’re a lame.

      • justaguy

        Please do forgive me for not having the same taste in music as you. But the fact that I haven’t heard of someone does not make my point wrong nor does it make me “lame”.

      • BTM206BOSSBROAD

        It makes you ignorant though.

      • justaguy

        Seriously? You are denying that having his music in the game isn’t giving him more popularity, and I thought bigdoe was the stupid one.

      • BTM206BOSSBROAD

        Your point is wrong. Don’t diminish an artist’s rights simply because you feel they are getting free publicity. Its not like this is some underground dude looking to get known, this is Daz and everyone in the recording industry worth their salt knows about his productions.

      • BTM206BOSSBROAD

        That’s your own ignorance then! Anyone who gives a real shit about hiphop knows about dat * Daz.

    • cd cd

      ok, for one..he really doesn’t want them to to take the game of the shelf…its called leverage and a business tool thats used everyday of the week. As far as the rest of you’re post..daz is well aware of his artists worth and aware of what rS thinks of him by their offer. There is a certain segment that always goes out and buys whatever is popular or viral at the moment even though its their first time hearing it..usually a single. Tru fans have albums. I’ve seen more bs from the mouths of intelligent people..thnx for “signing up” to give the others view which seems very popular on black sites these days but you need practice, practice! practice?
      haha cavi’s

  • Pirate7X

    Can’t wait to hear about the out-of-court settlement and rumored price GTA will pay out. And all you bent-kneed fools hating will disappear and find another corporate jock to gag on…

    Get that $$$ Daz! Cash-walk on the corp leeches, nuthin’ but a cavi hit!

  • Lucretia Blakemore

    Go Daz….

  • THE FRENCH POUND

    look Daz had me sign on his label and still owe me my promo and my distribution for the french pound you guys you bugging straight up… this is scam obviously google the french pound music t-dhurr feat dpg this stuff is a big joke and his lawyer bret lewis is a jerk straight up I still have all the contract… and they owe more that 4000 dollars…. to be honest

  • king hoover

    this dude is trippin…..he should be thankful they playin his shit cause last time i heard his music was….damn i cant remember