Lawyers for rap artist Daz Dillinger, also known as "Dat Nigga Daz" and "Delmar Drew Arnaud," 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. Speaking to TMZ, Dillinger said that he took action because it is all about "respecting an artist's work" and added that "Rockstar didn't do that here and I can't let them get away with it."
Dillinger is represented by Orange County law firm Kushner Carlson. The firm's letter on behalf of the artist to Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games revealed prior requests to use the two tracks from Dillinger – "C-Walk" and "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit." The firm notes in the letter that those requests were turned down because of an "offensively low offer of $4,271.00 for both songs."
Dillinger is seeking the recall and destruction of all unsold copies of the GTA V, or a better offer for the song rights. The law firm has set a deadline of 14 days.
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