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ThatEnglishDude1886d ago

...yeah, good luck with that.

xHeavYx1886d ago

Title should be changed to "unknown rapper wants his 5 minutes of fame"

GrizzliS19871886d ago (Edited 1886d ago )

song belongs to Kurupt anyway :/

though it is produced by daz :X

LackTrue4K1886d ago


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.

cactusjack1886d ago

title should be changed to "unknown rapper wants his $5 from royalty"

Blaze9291886d ago (Edited 1886d ago )


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.

xHeavYx1886d ago

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

LightofDarkness1886d ago

True Blaze, anyone who doesn't know a non-mainstream rapper must listen to like Jimmy Buffett or Enya, LOL.


Musical snobbery is just plain obnoxious.

FamilyGuy1886d ago (Edited 1886d 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.


KwietStorm1886d 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.

ZodTheRipper1886d 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.

FunkMacNasty1886d 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)

FamilyGuy1886d ago (Edited 1886d 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?

schlanz1886d 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.

buynit1886d ago

Lol when I seen his name I was like wtf is that

Shuyin1886d ago (Edited 1886d ago )

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*

Dee_911886d 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.

ZodTheRipper1886d ago

That was the most retarded post I've read today.

Lykon1886d ago

Some thug after gibs me dat lotto. I turn off as much of the rap/rnb rubbish as possible

hduce1885d ago (Edited 1885d 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.

kingfetish171885d 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.

maniacmayhem1885d 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.

BenRage31885d ago

Hey, the Dog Pound were huge in the nineties.

quantae061885d ago

Daz made tracks with 2pac, Kurupt, Snoop, and Nate Dogg.

SmoothC9111885d 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!

JackStraw1885d ago

daz is far from an unknown rapper...

AlexanderNevermind1885d 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.

lesrima881885d ago

that's a retarded thing to say,bottom line is rockstar stole his songs, he should be paid no matter what

Anarki1885d 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-Error1885d 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

NarooN1885d ago


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.

schlanz1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )


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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Pogmathoin1886d ago

I'm keeping my copy... screw him.... its MINE!!

Crazay1886d ago

A dick move by a nobody "rapper". Move along dude

KwietStorm1886d ago

He's not a nobody. Far from it.

Legion211885d 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.

lesrima881885d ago

he's more famous than you oooooooh

zeal0us1886d 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.

FamilyGuy1886d ago

Exactly, R* should've paid royalties for every track in the game, he has every right get money for music he produced.

Dee_911886d 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.

Crazay1886d ago (Edited 1886d ago )


"...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.

Dee_911885d ago

reading comprehension isn't you strong suite huh?
Try re-reading what I typed, then re-reply to me.

limewax1885d ago (Edited 1885d 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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CocoWolfie1886d 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_B0SS1886d 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 -_-

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rajman1886d ago

WTF...why would Rockstar do that to some small time rapper when they paid much bigger rappers for their music? o_0

Tooly1886d ago (Edited 1886d ago )

he not smaalll time he old school dogg pound snoop dagg crew

Bimkoblerutso1885d ago

I feel like I can trust you, because you type pretty gangster.

Tooly1886d ago

those songs are by kurupt he featured in it

joe901886d 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-Error1885d 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

SeraphimBlade1886d ago

He wants the unsold copies completely recalled? Has this guy never heard of a patch?

KingPin1886d ago

guess not.
its a simple fix. remove 2 songs. dont think anyone gonna miss it. heard them...nothing grand.

ZodTheRipper1886d 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.

Crazay1886d ago

craptacular even, in my opinion. Wouldn't miss them in the least.

konnerbllb1886d ago (Edited 1886d 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.

Syntax-Error1885d ago

Patch doesnt work on offline consoles. Plus erasing it after the fact is not a legal option.

jlo1886d ago

Well then they can take your 'music' out of the game, and then even less people will know who you are.

Legion211885d ago

Or Rockstar could just pay him like they should have done.

Redempteur1885d 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-Error1885d 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