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Submitted by s8anicslayer 377d ago | news

GTA 5: Rapper Wants Game Recalled

Rapper Daz Dillinger has sent Rockstar a cease and desist letter, after accusing the developer of using his music in Grand Theft Auto V without paying him. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ThatEnglishDude  +   377d ago
...yeah, good luck with that.
xHeavYx  +   377d ago
Title should be changed to "unknown rapper wants his 5 minutes of fame"
GrizzliS1987  +   377d ago
song belongs to Kurupt anyway :/

though it is produced by daz :X
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onyoursistersback  +   377d ago
@grizz,

True, then Kurupt should just give him a % and not R*.

I would hate that an update would take them classic tracks off the game.
cactusjack  +   377d ago
title should be changed to "unknown rapper wants his $5 from royalty"
Blaze929  +   377d ago
@xHeavYx

unknown rapper? Lol you probably listen to country music for saying that.

And to people talking about updates/patch - you can't patch something physical offline.
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xHeavYx  +   377d ago
@Blaze
You fail so hard every time you get defensive that it makes me feel sad for you.
Next time, before opening your mouth, take a quick look at the picture next to my usrname, or at least take a quick look at my profile
LightofDarkness  +   377d ago
True Blaze, anyone who doesn't know a non-mainstream rapper must listen to like Jimmy Buffett or Enya, LOL.

/s

Musical snobbery is just plain obnoxious.
FamilyGuy  +   377d ago
Just because YOU don't know him doesn't make him "unknown". He was practically as popular as Snoop Dogg himself back in the mid-nineties up to even 2004 or so.
You calling him unknown is ridiculous whether you listen to rap or not. Your Guns and Roses avatar&banner don't help your case. It's an ignorant statement. He's one of the most recognizable rappers out there. https://www.google.com/sear...

3:10 http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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KwietStorm  +   377d ago
He's very well known, and he's had his time in the spotlight, much more than 5 minutes. It was just a long time ago, so he got his coffee cup out, looking for change.
ZodTheRipper  +   377d ago
He's everything else than unknown. But he should have taken the money R* offered him - it's more than enough for these old tracks. He should be honored that R* has immortalized his music in the probably biggest game up to date.
FunkMacNasty  +   377d ago
Yeah, no. Daz Dillinger doesn't need 5 minutes of fame, he's already had 20 years of fame as a prominent member of several West-Coast hip-hop crews..Maybe YOU never heard of him, but given your Gn'R avatar, I'm guessing you don't listen to hip hop. Daz Dillinger and everyone else from The Dogg Pound are pretty well known to hip hop fans.

Also, I'm unclear as to why Dillinger is upset? He should be collecting royalties from 2 decades of producing and guest starring on tracks. Rockstar offered him $4,200 for the two tracks, which tells me they were trying to purchase the mechanical rights to the songs (when anyone buys "mechanical rights" of a song, they are buying the right to use that song however they want, without having to pay a royalty fee per play)
FamilyGuy  +   377d ago
$4000 for 2 Daz songs actually really is an insultingly low amount, add to the fact that this game has made over a billion dollars and they went behind his back and used his songs anyway just makes it worse. Obviously the game isn't gonna get pulled from shelves but some higher amount is going to pass hands whether through court or settlement.
R* can't "win" a case against stealing the use of someones music, point blank. He said no and they did it anyway, wtf is that?
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schlanz  +   377d ago
He's unknown. Unknown by me. And probably a majority of GTA V players.

I wouldn't expect many people to know Caspian, Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You, or other fairly prominent Post-Rock outfits. But you'd be laughed at to listen to that vein of music and not know them.

So I see nothing wrong with using "unknown" to describe an artist that is pretty much literally unknown by most of the non-hip-hop/rap listening crowd.
buynit  +   377d ago
Lol when I seen his name I was like wtf is that
Shuyin  +   377d ago
Unkown?
Lmao. He produced hits like Ambitionz az a Ridah, Got My Mind Made Up and 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted. He produced alot more famous beats AND he rapped in DPG aka The Dogg Pound alongside Kurrupt.
Just 'cause you don't know him, doesn't automatically make him unkown to the general public.

Edit: or rather the general rap crowd*
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Dee_91  +   377d ago
Just because some of you don't know him doesn't mean he's unknown, I doubt most of you even listen to rap music.He's very known in the rap game and his complaint is just,depending on the royalties he has with the songs.But apparently from that low ball offer from R* he doesn't really have any producers royalties with the songs.A couple of the songs on GTA V are royalty free songs.
ZodTheRipper  +   377d ago
@schlanz
That was the most retarded post I've read today.
Lykon  +   377d ago
Some thug after gibs me dat lotto. I turn off as much of the rap/rnb rubbish as possible
hduce  +   377d ago
You never heard of Tha Dogg Pound or DeathRow Records? Daz was a decent rapper and a really good producer. He has produced songs for Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Too Short, and a whole host of other rappers. If you turn on the West Coast Classics station on GTA you will here a few songs produced by Daz. If they were to use my songs or songs I produced I would want to get paid too.

Here's some advice that might help some of these idiots on here call Daz a nobody. Before dissing a person you never heard of use a tool called Google, it is really helpful.
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kingfetish17  +   377d ago
Listen to Daz's R.A.W album. One of my favorite rap albums. His work with Snoop & DPG aka Tha Dogg Pound is pure gold! He deserves way more than a couple G's for his music.
maniacmayhem  +   377d ago
"unknown rapper wants his 5 minutes of fame"

Wow, that was a super fail comment if I ever saw one.

Daz is unknown? Wants 5 minutes of fame...I should explain how wrong you are but it seems others have greatly beat me to it and explained the history of it all.

And you like Guns N Roses too who were big NWA fans but yet you don't know the Dogg Pound?

Also there was a parody of the Dogg Pound in GTA San Andreas if you ever played that game.
Ben_Rage_3  +   377d ago
Hey, the Dog Pound were huge in the nineties.
quantae06  +   377d ago
Daz made tracks with 2pac, Kurupt, Snoop, and Nate Dogg.
SmoothC911  +   377d ago
I had to lol as this thread descended into music debates over the story at hand.
While I've never heard of him, the amount is obscenely low--I hope he gets paid a little more than that from the billion+ take!
JackStraw  +   376d ago
daz is far from an unknown rapper...
AlexanderNevermind  +   376d ago
Daz Is not unknown but at this point is a has been....He might want to work something out as EA might just patch out his songs and call it a day.
lesrima88  +   376d ago
that's a retarded thing to say,bottom line is rockstar stole his songs, he should be paid no matter what
Anarki  +   376d ago
This guy sure is an idiot, I've never even heard of this guy before the game. Not that I'll listen to his music, but he's getting free advertising regardless of whether Rockstar had paid him or not.
Syntax-Error  +   376d ago
Unknown Rapper. You f-ckin' moron anyone that listens to hip hop knows who Daz and Kurupt are. Go back to listening to that bullshit you call music
NarooN  +   376d ago
@schlanz

I listen to post-rock as well as other genres usually loosely-associated with it, like shoegaze, post-punk, dreampop, etc. and I've NEVER heard of any of those bands you just listed.

Pretty bad analogy, dude.
schlanz  +   373d ago
@naroon

You kind of proved my point then, as you must be just a fringe listener to the genre to have not heard of those bands. (But I'm sure you know Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You, Sigur Ros, and Mogwai)
Just like a casual listener of hip-hop might not know who Daz is. Sure the guy might not be a nobody, but in the mainstream context he is. Outside of people who listen to a lot of hip-hop, it's not a stretch of the imagination to believe he hasn't been heard of, or at least forgotten if he was known at a time now past.
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Pogmathoin  +   377d ago
I'm keeping my copy... screw him.... its MINE!!
Crazay  +   377d ago
A dick move by a nobody "rapper". Move along dude
KwietStorm  +   377d ago
He's not a nobody. Far from it.
Legion21  +   376d ago
How is this a dick move by him? Rockstar stole his music and put it in their game after he said no, if what he says is true of course. And if it I hope rockstar pays,it's not right.
lesrima88  +   376d ago
he's more famous than you oooooooh
Lykon  +   376d ago
muh dick lotto init
zeal0us  +   377d ago
Well I'm pretty sure he just want more money for the beats that was used in the game without his permission.

Obviously R* isn't going to recall their game. Even if the issue a patch to remove the beat it was still used without the owner's permission.

Obviously the guy want more than 4k for a game that has already made over one billion.
FamilyGuy  +   377d ago
Exactly, R* should've paid royalties for every track in the game, he has every right get money for music he produced.
Dee_91  +   377d ago
Yup.I'm betting they will pay him an undisclosed amount.All the people here defending R* because you don't want to give your game back, but imagine you hear a song you produced and had a heavy influence in creating in a video game that made a billion dollars, and you didn't receive a penny.He knows they wont recall the games.
Crazay  +   377d ago
@DMarc...

"...had a heavy influence in creating in a video game that made a billion dollars" I don't effin think so fella....Not even remotely accurate by any stretch of the imagination. That guy's "Music" had NOTHING to do with any of the creation of the game nor did it influence anyone to purchase the title.
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Dee_91  +   376d ago
reading comprehension isn't you strong suite huh?
Try re-reading what I typed, then re-reply to me.
limewax  +   376d ago
To be fair his songs probably aren't worth much more. Firstly he's not exactly a blockbuster but more importantly he doesn't actually do anything.

OMG he speaks words and can put a synth to a beat. Maybe when Rap actually manages to generate some musically interesting design it will be considered worth more than a few bucks, but to this day it's just as it started. Empty uninspired sound design that could have been put together by a 10 year old with a guy talking.
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XB1_PS4  +   376d ago
@limewax

-_-
CocoWolfie  +   377d ago
that it round em up! all (how many millions guys? ._.) *beep beep beep*
but seriously its ridiculous, besides asking for the money he's owed he'll only create shortage's for a game (if successful, probably not) which still has high demand, only causing the game to be more unique :p
Big_B0SS  +   377d ago
Cant R* just patch the song out with an update?

Also this is as silly as the Cypress Hill guy suing R* becuase a character in San Andress looked like him -_-
rajman  +   377d ago
WTF...why would Rockstar do that to some small time rapper when they paid much bigger rappers for their music? o_0
Tooly  +   377d ago
he not smaalll time he old school dogg pound snoop dagg crew
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Bimkoblerutso  +   376d ago
I feel like I can trust you, because you type pretty gangster.
Tooly  +   377d ago
those songs are by kurupt he featured in it
joe90  +   377d ago
Think you will find those songs are owned by Daz with him being the producer an all. Those beats are owned by him and Kurupt featured on his tracks.
Syntax-Error  +   376d ago
Dummy, it doesn't matter who rapped in the song, the royalties go to the producer and anyone with rights to the publishing. Learn something about the industry first. ARTIST DONT GET SH*T. They were paid upfront. Once that song gets played in the future ASCAP and BMI send them a royalty check. It's like owning an IP. Erick Srmon had to pay Marvin Gaye's wife 250K for a sample in the song "MUSIC." How many people have remade ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER? Bob Dylan still gets paid for that song even if the Jimi Hendrix version plays on the radio
SeraphimBlade  +   377d ago
He wants the unsold copies completely recalled? Has this guy never heard of a patch?
KingPin  +   377d ago
guess not.
its a simple fix. remove 2 songs. dont think anyone gonna miss it. heard them...nothing grand.
ZodTheRipper  +   377d ago
I will miss them. In fact, both are amongst my favourite tracks ingame. But that's more saying about GTA5's radio than about these 2 tracks ...I found the GTA4 radio better overall. Only East Los FM makes me smile everytime.
Crazay  +   377d ago
craptacular even, in my opinion. Wouldn't miss them in the least.
konnerbllb  +   377d ago
You can't patch already printed copies of a game. There will be copies out there that never touch the internet to receive a title update so patching isn't a legal option.
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Syntax-Error  +   376d ago
Patch doesnt work on offline consoles. Plus erasing it after the fact is not a legal option.
jlo  +   377d ago
Well then they can take your 'music' out of the game, and then even less people will know who you are.
Legion21  +   376d ago
Or Rockstar could just pay him like they should have done.
Redempteur  +   376d ago
Rockstar paid sony music and columbia ...

If you look at the credits of the game , it's painfully obvious how they got "premission".

Move along guys...rockstar did nothing wrong here.
Syntax-Error  +   376d ago
Columbia and Sony DONT OWN THE PRODUCTION RIGHTS OR PUBLISHING!!! They are distributors you idiot. Learn about the music business first. Daz owns his music. Doesn't matter what umbrella company he was under. OWN YOUR MASTERS. Funny watching you morons comment about shit you know nothing about
Garrison  +   377d ago
Rockstar better pony up and pay the artist for his music. They have the money first of all and they should respect other peoples work.
HammadTheBeast  +   377d ago
It's not his music or song, he only featured in a couple of the songs. He has no right to them, and therefore didn't get paid.
Garrison  +   377d ago
He has no right to them? Says who? You?

Every Artist who participates in a song always gets money from it, either fully paid at the time of recording or by royalties or both.

Not being the Main artist doesn't mean squat either. People should stop pulling stuff out of their ASS.

Your whole sentence all came from stuff you ASSUME is true meanwhile the artist getting paid for his work is industry standard.

It's a shame people are actually ok with this being done just because rich-ass rockstar games is doing it.
joe90  +   377d ago
I think you will find those songs are owned by Daz with him being the producer an all. Those beats are owned by him and Kurupt featured on his tracks.

Kurupt was paid a wage by his record label. He doesn't own any of those tracks.
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Baka-akaB  +   377d ago
Er you are doing the same assuming Rockstar didnt pay . If anything it's more likely Rockstar paid the alleged owners of the song without any particular knowledge of some right issues .

They did offer him something, he refused... they'll have to negotiate or maybe will have to emove the song .
BattleTorn  +   377d ago
If it wasn't his music or his song. And he was owed no royalties.

Why did R* initially offer to pay him for them, and them use them when we refused their offer?
Baka-akaB  +   377d ago
The chronology isnt told there . Nothing indicate yet they knew , tried to pay him , and still forced the use of the song .

If anything it all points to them trying to make a deal afterward
FamilyGuy  +   377d ago
First of all, did you even read the article?

Second, he's the PRODUCER, as in he owns the rights to the songs. Just because he's only featured on a song doesn't make the song any less his. Do you know what a producer is?
JackStraw  +   376d ago
Sony drones seem to be clueless about anything that isn't labeled Sony or PlayStation.
Pintheshadows  +   377d ago
He isn't the main artist on any of the songs included therefore he is due no money for appearing. You pay the main artist for the license.
zeal0us  +   377d ago
Sorry it doesn't work like that. Main Artist or not the beats are still his. He own the rights to it. In order to use something that yours you need permission and usually the owner will want payment exchange for permission regardless of their popularity or infamy.
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vivid83  +   377d ago
if his lyrics are on a song he deserves royalties some people are acting like he's being petty. what if it was you ? i'm very sure you would expect to get paid too comeon man small time big time who cares. rockstar are too big to make slip ups like this
Lord_Sloth  +   377d ago
If it was me I would be smart enough to hold the rights to my songs so that I wouldn't find myself in this situation.
konnerbllb  +   377d ago
He does hold the rights hence the cease and desist letter.
Pintheshadows  +   377d ago
The issue here is that none of the featured songs are actually his. He is just appearing on them and therefore he is due no money as that is how music licensing works. Is it fair? Probably not.
vivid83  +   377d ago
you get a fee for song writng and production which is separate from the main licence
Pintheshadows  +   377d ago
That isn't true Vivid. You get an intial fee but are due no royalties for production if the song is used in a gsme, TV, film, etc. The royalties go to the main artist.
JackStraw  +   376d ago
no. the issue here is his songs were used without his permission, and he was paid nothing for it. lol.
BattleTorn  +   377d ago
If it were me, I would realize that featuring on a song entitles me to no royalties (unless, of course, specified when originally recorded, which is rare)

And I should take them selecting a song I feature in as a compliment, and save myself from looking like an a$$hat
DanielGearSolid  +   377d ago
Perfect opportunity to remove those corny songs and add some more EDM!
USMC_POLICE  +   377d ago
Who? I think you meant tupac, biggie.ice cube and snoop....yes cops have respect for good rap from the 90s
Lord_Sloth  +   377d ago
Game has enough rap and hip hop. Needs some Metal.
Lykon  +   377d ago
yeah i'm sick of rap ... it all sounds the same to me .. whiney complaining songs ..the sound engineers do well with the base and they sound rich .. but it needs to be high quality and kept to a minimum . never heard of this idiot before
USMC_POLICE  +   377d ago
If it were me I'd be honored and ask for nothing. Now if my song was in a cod game then I'd be Pissed!
Donnywho  +   377d ago
Can't be cutting Eazy E off to listen to a made up radio DJ talk. Trust me you shouldn't do that.
KwietStorm  +   377d ago
Made up DJ?
soniqstylz  +   376d ago
The "made up DJ" from West Coast Classics is DJ Pooh, co-writer on GTA V and GTA: San Andreas, and longtime producer and friend of Ice Cube, and also did production for Snoop Dogg (Doggfather album), Dogg Pound, LL Cool J, and Del.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Donnywho  +   375d ago
Ok. Can't be cutting Eazy E off to listen to a genuine DJ with a script. Trust me, you shouldn't do that.
boneso82  +   377d ago
I wouldn't know any of his tracks if all of his lifetime work was in the game, never heard of him, never heard of a lot of the tracks in GTA5, disappointed there was no hardstyle station though! Lol
BattleTorn  +   377d ago
I didn't initially see that Rockstar did make him an offer to use those songs, then after he declined it went ahead and used the songs in the game anyways.

That right there is R* owns admission that Daz is owed royalties.

Why else would have they gave him a $ offer?

Mere artist respect? HA
vivid83  +   377d ago
by the way daz owns dpg which is the label kurupt was signed to when he made them songs which makes this unkown rapper the license holder
FunkMacNasty  +   377d ago
omg. I'm sorry to be an ass, but most of you have NO idea what you are talking about.

There is no such thing as a "license" in music rights management. Its called "mechanical rights", and the ONLY way to acquire the mechanical rights to a piece of music is to PUBLISH said music under your name with a major publishing company, or to PURCHASE the mechanical rights to an already published song, therefore allowing you or your agents/company to use it in your own commercial entities (which is what R* would've had to do for ALL the songs in the game).

_there is no such thing as "only the main artist" gets paid. In fact there is no such thing as a "main artist". If Common and Talib Kweli each do a verse on a song that appears on Freeway's album, then best believe each of those artists will own a percentage of the rights to that song and thus are entitled to royalties to it. Colloaborating artists always get paid

-just because someone is the PRODUCER of the track does not mean they OWN the rights to the music. Same goes for the ARTIST. Many Artists do not own the rights to their music (The Beatles and George Clinton/Parliament-Funkadelic come to mind - they got screwed in record contracts by record company execs and sold the rights to their music for a quick buck. Now they no longer earn a single penny when that music is played, or certain songs or albums are sold). All a producer does is act as an additional objective ear in the studio, and usually co-engineers the actual physichal recording process. Producers may co-write songs, or simply toss out ideas to help the song along in a creative way. This does not entitle the producer to any amount of profit frmo said music until his name is on a share of the published rights. So if Snoop, Dre, and Kurupt did a song produced by Sug Knight, They would have to publish it with all of their names on the publishing contract with explicit percentages as to who earns what percent of royalties from use of the song. Sometimes the percentage is divided evenly, sometimes the artist that writes and arranges the music or lyrics gets the bigger share.

Secondly, When a major corporation wants to use a piece of music unconditionally and however they want, they must purchase the mechanical rights from the publisher and/or artists. Once they purchase the mechanical rights, they can use that music anywhere for an unlimited period of time.

Sorry for the long post, but these things needed to be set straight, becuase a lot of you seem to be commenting without KNOWING what you're talking about. C'mon guys, I stay away from technical talk about anti-aliasing and system specs because I DONT KNOW ANYTHING about those things. So if you are cluesless about the music industry and think it works like the software industry (ex - "license" vs. "rights"), you should probably just comment on your opinion of the song, and not pretend to know what your talking about

btw, vivid, this was not directed at you but most users in this thread.. your comment was the closest to reply on
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pkb79  +   377d ago
Isn't the basis of rap music using other peoples work without their permission? I'm not trying to put down the art form I just know in the early days it was a lot of sampling from older songs mixed together. This was before rappers just became walking clothes commercials.
King2008  +   377d ago
Daz net worth is 1.2 million dollars. While it can be looked at as a money grab. EVERYONE here likes to be compensated for their work and time. He can live off his royalties for his lifetime and never work a day again. If Rockstar approached him and he said no then they shouldn't have included the songs but saying he doesn't deserve anything is like saying that you would work for free.
AnimeAvenger  +   377d ago
Well they better not pull out the song, I feel like I hear the same song over and over again on West Coast Classics, they gotta add more not lose any. Just pay him, he deserves it anyways.
GraveLord  +   377d ago
Just pay him R*. You have more than enough money.
itisallaboutps  +   377d ago
Thing is the guy is getting advertised for free. Just like a real radio station. Radio's don't pay royalties to the singer's. There are thousands of people who would want their song featured in Gta for fame and future recognition. Besides the producer can do what ever he wants with the artist music once he has his signature. It's messed up but it is what it is sadly.
FunkMacNasty  +   377d ago
Radio stations do pay royalties to the artists through either ASCAP or BMI (yes there ARE only 2 major publishing companies, at least in the US). Before an album or track is released, the artist, producer, and songwriters decide what percentage of royalties will go to who, and then publish the song through ASACAP or BMI.

The producer cannot do "whatever he wants" as he will only legally own a portion of the precentage of royalties assigned to him, through the publishing contract. Radio stations, advertisements, TV shows, or whereever that music is used send data on how often that song is played to the publisher, then the publisher distributes royalty checks to artists.

I know all this because I've done it before in bands I've recorded albums with. Its not a great way of doing things, but it's literally how it's done from every artist from the unknown locals to pop superstars.
TheEnigma313  +   377d ago
The title is kind of miss leading. They offered him 4k for 2 songs and he felt insulted, and rightfully so.
Vic_Mackey  +   377d ago
The soundtrack sucks anyways. Pretty disappointed by it.
FunkMacNasty  +   377d ago
What!? Do you just not like music?? I don't know how the soundtrack could dissapoint, as there's a station that pretty much sums up ever genre imaginable, aside from jazz and classical.

hmm... wait.. (sniffs the air).. that smell.. it's a troll!
Crazay  +   377d ago
WTF?!? Stupid N4G double posted me
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Crazay  +   377d ago
I found the overall soundtrack of this album to be lackluster as well. That's not to say there aren't a few songs that I like because there are about 5...which isn't very many. Of all the games in the series, this one has fewer songs that I actually enjoy listening to in the car so I normally turn the radio off now.
FunkMacNasty  +   377d ago
The people who are calling Daz Dillinger "unknown" or a nobody, should scroll down and realize that everyone else who said that same thing has already been corrected by people who know better. Hip Hop fans know his name and music very well. Just because he didn't acheive the uber pop name recognition of Eminem or Jay-Z, and YOU never heard of him doesn't make him a nobody.

Just like a lot of hip hop fans would know Metallica, but if you mentioned Opeth, they'd be like "who!?"

Also, given the worldwide membership of this site, its pretty possible that he was only really well known in the US. I know that one of the best known bands in Europe, The Manic Street Preachers, have been playing and touring and having hit records for 20+ years, but very few people in the US would know that band if you mentioned them (except us music-heads!)
Garrison  +   377d ago
Well said, it's funny how people sometimes have the audacity to call someone they don't know a nobody as if the world revolved around what they know.
Mikeyy  +   377d ago
Guess video games just need to stop using rap. Every rap song has 12 people featured in it. That's a lot of royalties to pay out. Not worth it.
JackStraw  +   376d ago
...what?
BurntWolfAnkles  +   377d ago
My wife is a producer and deals with this kind of bs all the time.

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money
trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and
pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
There's also a negative side.”

― Hunter S. Thompson
Sideras  +   377d ago
Who is this fogget?
TechOne  +   377d ago
I'm asking myself the same thing about you
UnHoly_One  +   377d ago
I hope he wins and Rockstar has to pay big time.

This kind of stuff is unacceptable.

If they just didn't ask it would have been bad enough, but they asked and he said NO, and they did it anyway.

I want to see them pay dearly.
310dodo  +   377d ago
Man if I was a 50 yr old former rapper
and one of my songs made it on GTA V without compensation for it...

Id be so proud of myself!
Id be telling everyone "my song is in GTA"
Lykon  +   377d ago
LOL @ Daz Dillinger ... I've used those pornstar name creators too there fun. was he in banged up two? Nah seriously , never heard of him . Daz is a brand of washing powder in UK. I think the only way we are going to get away from the insidious and unpleasant rubbish that is rap is set games pre-90's .. like vice city .. and hopefully agent will be.
hduce  +   377d ago
His nick name was "Daz." His real name is Delmar Arnaud. Please see Snoop Doggy Dogg's "DoggyStyle", Dr. Dre's "The Chronic", Tha Dogg Pound's "Dogg Food", Tupac's "All Eyez On Me" and other classic album notes for reference.
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Lykon  +   377d ago
I've been shutting rap out ever since really. Maybe I should get over myself a bit and learn about it and listen to some tracks. But I'm sorry Daz Dillinger is so gay pornstar
Master-H  +   377d ago
He can have "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit" , that shit's whack anyway, but he can forget about removing "C Walk". Homie.
ZBlacktt  +   377d ago
He will get paid and that is the bottom line. Watch for it.
ground_beef  +   377d ago
I am seriously amazed at how many people are blindingly believing everything they hear and read from a celebrity, u guys really think that rockstar would use unlicensed music in one of the biggest games of the year. Obviously the rapper is lying, he was paid, but when he read about the profits rockstar are making, he wanted more. This ain't some Mideast or Asian indie film that steals music from all over, this is a worldwide company with products across the globe. Rockstar can't steal even if they wanted to.
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