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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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61.

Ugh    

Someone on here mentioned that he should have sold the beats and collected his royalties next year. Video Games don't pay Royalties/Residuals. It's one of the industry's dirty little secrets! Usually they pay very nicely upfront to make up for it.

383 days ago
62.

Noted    

If he's telling the truth, he does have a case right?

383 days ago
63.

Bill    

Harvey, what good is your being a lawyer if you can't give us the details of legal case? Who owns the rights to the music?

383 days ago
64.

Bill    

Harvey, what good is your being a lawyer if you can't give us the details of legal case? Who owns the rights to the music?

383 days ago
65.

XenonFreek    

how the **** can anybody be siding with rockstar? they offer him a laughable amount of money, he says no, and they use his song anyway. wow rockstar that is just ****ing low, give daz the money he deserves and go **** yourselves.

383 days ago
66.

yolo123    

Omgeee what's the big freakind deal its juss a stupid video game

383 days ago
67.

yolo123    

The song sounds stupid anyways no wonder they didn't pay him a cent

383 days ago
68.

Roger    

Yeah... The 'gangster Rapper' sends his attorney.

Never heard anything of his songs until GTAV.

Rockstar should just bring a forced online Update and patch the songs out of the game :D

383 days ago
69.

Русский    

ахахахаха.... пошутил, ей богу, я ещё долго буду смеяться! =D

382 days ago
70.

batterilaptop    

laptop battery store: http://www.batterier-laptop.com/

382 days ago
71.

Yuu    

Really...? He's throwing a fit over some songs, when they offered him 4k? Who the **** cares about 2 random songs...?

381 days ago
72.

gavin    

its an interactive game, they can remove it with an upload. and its gone, and he can stop moaning and try make a decent track to steal.

381 days ago
73.

lakersfannnn    

Pay the money to the man by the way Daz is dopeee!

346 days ago
74.

JPalto    

$53 MILLION for my homie!

343 days ago
75.

James    

14 days have past and Rockstar games still don't give a ****. Nothing has happen. Rockstar games wins the lawsuit by doing nothing.

332 days ago
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