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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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Clytemnestra    

This is a lawsuit that actually seems to have some merit.

346 days ago
2.

ts    

The game has made almost a billion dollars. There is no way in hell they are going to recall anything.

346 days ago
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Kirby89    

Someone at Rockstar messed up. He'll end up with a nice check.

346 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

i hear he Voted for Obama...

346 days ago
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KOKOPELLeigh    

If Rockstar is going to just jack songs and not pay the royalty...I'm fairly certain they can steal much better music than this. 3/4 of the songs in the game are rather...horrible, IMO.

346 days ago
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awesomewave    

Better than a hidden sex game I guess.

346 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

Grand Theft Audio.
If it's clear cut theft in a super successful game that has to be a big mistake :)
I assure you they know they ****ed up big time.
Since they can't stop it and it's very successful I wouldn't be surprised if we are talking millions.
Harvey, what's the precedent here? biggest music screw up ever?

346 days ago
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clemons28    

Damn, they really live up to their name huh! Except the jacking tracks instead of cars! Personally, i wouldve took the car. Listen to more New music at http://www.klearjofficial.com

346 days ago
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huey9k    

Tell Daz to go **** himself. Bitch hasnt done **** but ride the names Snoop & Dre.

346 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

He probably didn't make that much money off of those songs when they first came out. The songs in the game aren't exactly number 1's. I'm sure if they "recall" the game, everybody will just bring it back, heh, tchyeah, okaaay. They will settle and and at the end of the day, this will just be another advertisement TMZ tries to pass off as an article.

346 days ago
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englishpetal    

Hmmm..... chances of getting game recalled are highly unlikely he qill get a nice and tidy settlement though

346 days ago
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awesomewave    

Rockstar's billion dollars buys better lawyers than an anonymous rapper.

346 days ago
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Ozzie X    

Let's see how this lawsuit drain the judicial system and his wallet.

346 days ago
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Master Po    

What usually happens in these cases is the artist finds out in fact they do not own the songs their label does and they sold it.

346 days ago
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Ozzie X    

GTA IV version 2.0. nothing new move along.

346 days ago
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