Gamers look forward to the newest installment of the Grand Theft Auto video game series not only for its amazing storylines and excellent group play, but also for its carefully curated soundtrack. But one rapper, Daz Dillinger, a former member of The Dogg Pound and longtime friend of Snoop Dogg, issued a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of GTA V, Rockstar, demanding that they compensate him for the use of his songs or recall copies of the game.
Daz Dilligner’s Statement
In a statement released to TMZ, Dillinger says heis concerned about “respecting an artist’s work.” The two Dillinger tracks included in this California-based GTA are “C-Walk” and “Nothin’ But the Cavi Hit.” Dillinger claims that Rockstar only offered the veteran rapper $4,271. Dillinger rejected the offer, but Rockstar included the songs in the game anyway.
What Dillinger Wants
What Dillinger wants is reasonable compensation for the inclusion of his two songs in the video game’s sidetrack, or for Rockstar to recall all extant copies of the game and destroy all of the unsold copies. Dillinger has requested that Rockstar take action on the lawsuit within two weeks. Grand Theft Auto V hit a reported $1 billion in sales in only three days, so recalling copies would be extremely difficult, if not downright impossible.
Let’s Play House
Daz, Kurupt, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre, Michel’le & Nate Dogg