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Daz Dillinger

Grand Theft Auto V Stole My Beats

Now RECALL the Game!!

10/11/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Grand Theft Auto V" attempted to lowball rapper Daz Dillinger, then jacked his music without paying him a cent ... this according to a cease and desist letter Daz fired off to the makers of GTA V.

In the letter to Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games, Daz and his attorney say "C-Walk" and "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit" are used in the record-setting game, even though Daz turned down the company's "offensively low offer of $4,271.00 for both songs."

Now, the ex-member of the legendary Dogg Pound is demanding they make him a better offer or -- and this is a biggie -- recall and destroy ALL unsold copies of the game.

Keep in mind ... more than 15 million copies of GTA V have already sold -- and there are probably just as many, if not more, sitting on store shelves right now.

Not to mention the riot such a recall would cause in the gaming community. 

Daz tells TMZ this case is about "respecting an artist's work. Rockstar didn't do that here and I can't let them get away with it."

Daz and his attorneys at Kushner Carlson are giving the GTA V makers 14 days to comply with their demands ... or strike a deal.

Tick tock ...



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So no one here understands the first thing about games? They'll send out an update that removes the songs from the game, and tell him to thank them for the publicity.

There is no such thing as a recall in the modern game industry.

379 days ago


$2135.50 - for a song. I guess they had weeks of negotiations to drop the price from the initial $2137 Daz was asking for.
Maybe dat s.o.a.b. thought, this is the pay per day!

379 days ago


Hahahaha, recall the game, now that's funny.

379 days ago


who is this loser?

379 days ago


This American "talent" is a bum and copycat, is ugly and his songs are 10th rate boring. Without his studio handlers managing every aspect of his life, this guy would have a job licking clean the peep show booths in Times Square. Other than that his one song is pretty good. TRUTH! STAY STRONG DAWG!

379 days ago

who dat    

People who buy n play this game are terminal unemployable losers. This song sucked ballz. The 4,000 offer was too high.

379 days ago


I only listen to LOS SANTOS ROCK RADIO so I never heard his "beats"

379 days ago


Patch the game to remove these 2 ****ty songs.

379 days ago


They can remove his songs with an online update... No recall required. Not that it would happen anyway.

379 days ago


Rappers don't understand money.

I've obtained a copy of the Proposed Settlement
1 - Ferrari with obnoxious paint job that ruins it.
365 - Doo Rags

1 - new gold chain weighing in at at least 7 lbs, complete with 3lb pendant. the pendant shall be a diamond encrusted clock or dollar sign.
1 - new grill designed to make anyone who wears it look and talk like they ride the short bus.

379 days ago


Were going to need each and every one of those copies back and until then no one leaves the room...

379 days ago


Great argument in theory, but there's no way a recall will happen. Going to Court for damages, and hope for a big judgment.

379 days ago


Even if they release a patch to remove the tracks, he is entitled damages from the illegal use and distribution. GTA having used the tracks can have a major impact on their future use and marketability regardless of if they remain on the game or not.

If it was a Willie Nelson track you guys would all be in his corner...pretty sad in this day and age.

Ah well, at least Daz will be laughing all the way to the bank ;-)

379 days ago


15mil copies at $60... a copy = $900 million. If they don't pay then it shows you how greedy the gaming industry really is.

379 days ago


"Nothin but the Cavi Hit" is tight. If Daz is being accurate, he should be well paid. He should also make GTA makers issue a YouTube apology, like David Byrne did to politician Charlie Crist, who jacked a Talking Heads song.

379 days ago
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