Daz Dillinger upset at GTA soundtrack, “I can’t let them get away with it.”
Rap artist Daz Dillinger, also known as Dat Nigga Daz and Delmar Drew Arnaud, has sent a cease and desist letter to Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games to block the use of his songs in Grand Theft Auto V.
He told entertainment site TMZ taking the action was about “respecting an artist’s work. Rockstar didn’t do that here and I can’t let them get away with it.”
The rapper has instructed Orange County law firm Kushner Carlson, and in its letter to Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games it revealed requests to use the two tracks in question, C-Walk and Nothin’ But the Cavi Hit, were turned down after an “offensively low offer of $4,271.00 for both songs.”
He is seeking the recall and destruction of all unsold copies of the game, or a better offer for the song rights, and has set a deadline of 14 days.
Daz Dillinger is currently busy promoting his upcoming album Weed Money, but is best known for his work with the Dogg Pound.
I find it hard to believe that Rockstar would be foolish enough to use tunes in their game soundtrack without agreeing to a contract with the artists in question. Oh well, if they are in the wrong they certainly have enough cash to pay them off.