(GEMS RADIO)- Daz Dillinger claims JAY-Z owes him cash for supposedly using one of his songs as the basis for Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.”
The Dogg Pound rapper recently spoke with a reporter about his influence on West Coast hip-hop, his stint at Death Row Records, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and more.
Daz Dillinger Revealed JAY Z Owes Him Some Cash
Yet during the discussion, Daz revealed something intriguing about one of Dr. Dre’s most well-known songs.
It is common knowledge that Dre approached JAY-Z to compose the lyrics for his comeback hit, “Still D.R.E.,” which followed his 1992 debut with The Chronic. Yet according to Daz, Jigga might have appropriated and reworked some lyrics for those ghostwritten bars.
WhoSampled.com claims that the song “Serial Killa” was used as an inspiration in “Still D.R.E.,” according to Daz. The track was included in Snoop Dogg’s 1993 album, Doggystyle.
One of Daz’s lyrics from the song, “If you ain’t up on thangs/ Snoop Dogg is the name, Dogg Pound’s the game/ It’s like this, they don’t comprehend,” allegedly inspired Jay.
“If you ain’t up on things Dr. Dre is the name/ I’m ahead of my game,” he said, referencing the bars on Dr. Dre’s track.
Daz claimed that he tried to contact the two about the occurrence but was warned that he would be sued. “So in my opinion, JAY-Z was referring to Serial Killa while he was composing that muthafuckin’ rhyme, and I want to recover my money for that,” Daz stated.
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Dillinger is fearless in letting folks understand when he is due anything. The West Coast producer described how he once compelled Suge Knight to reimburse him $2.5 million in another conversation segment.
During the conversation, Dillinger recalled an event from 1997 where he allegedly used a screwdriver to intimidate the previous C.E.O. of Death Row Records into writing him a seven-figure check.