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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
EXCLUSIVE

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"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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128 COMMENTS

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46.

bclick425    

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274 days ago
47.

HRH Prince Michael    

Pot, meet Kettle.
RIAA, NARAS, BMI, Studio-Gangsta's/Chumpsters:
"WE won't let another Mutha-F**** Elvis Happen!"

Notice, has been SERVED.

274 days ago
48.

Realtalk    

There are a lot of racial undertones in a lot of these comments, so sad. People are ignorant. Because he's a Black rapper he doesn't deserve his royalties? Hell, they wouldn't low ball Eminem with $4000. If it where a White country star or rockstar half of these comments wouldn't be on here.

274 days ago
49.

Brad    

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274 days ago
50.

laffnbear    

Makes me wonder where an idiot "rapper" would have stolen them to begin with.

274 days ago
51.

Bagheera    

I wouldn't be surprised if he was already paid (via a representative pocketing the money and not telling him), then saw how well GTA V was doing and thought he got screwed.

274 days ago
52.

Bugz    

1) NO WAY IN HELL they're gonna destroy unsold copies. This is laughable and he should be embarrassed by saying this.

2) Rockstar wouldn't put unlicensed songs in their game. He denied the first offer and Rockstar probably found a work around that he will find out in court.

3) Rockstar is a BILLION dollar gaming company. giving him a settlement check is an insult.

4) Rockstar can patch the game to remove the said ****ty songs hes claiming. yeahm they're classics. But who in the current gaming generations gives a ****?

5) He was irrelevant until now. Obvious cash grab, popularity grab and serious attention whore.

274 days ago
53.

anomk    

you should of taken that offer Rockstar gave you and collect the Royalties next year.. thats all on you Daz

274 days ago
54.

CTR    

Or they can just release a patch that removes the music. Or is that too logical?

274 days ago
55.

AnonGirl    

Ten to one his record company sold Rockstar the rights to use the music. Hope Rockstar doesn't cater to his demands.

274 days ago
56.

tori    

Their thieves and they need too do whats right and pay him appropriately!

274 days ago
57.

Znd    

let's get one thing straight: Daz didn't ride anyone's coat tails. Other people rode his...this guy produced "2 Of Amerikka'z Most Wanted" (aka "Ain't Nothin But a Gangsta Party" He produced a lot of songs on "All Eyez On Me" and "Doggystyle". In other words, Daz's beats were what drove early-mid 90's gangsta rap. He is a legend of American music. He just comes from an era where producers were extremely undervalued, with the exception of Dr. Dre, who probably gets credit for a lot of Daz's work, mistakenly. Might want to eat your words about him now.

274 days ago
58.

Chris Toth    

There is an Android app that has ALL the cheat codes for PS3 and Xbox including Invincibility, Weapons and Explosive Punches. It also has locations for hidden packages, Stores that can be robbed and more. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_test.GTAVCheatsPlus&hl=en

274 days ago
59.

eqquesz    

IS he really asking JEWS for FREE Diamonds!!! aha ha ha hha ha hahh!!!

274 days ago
60.

eqquesz    

DAZ Dillinger's REAL name is Booker T. Zimmerman Jackson.

274 days ago
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