Not Everyone's Particularly Happy with Grand Theft Auto V
Posted by Sammy Barker
One rapper wants the game recalled
Grand Theft Auto V has proven a critical and commercial success beyond everyone’s wildest dreams. Not only is the open world epic flaunting a 97 rating on Metacritic, but it’s also raking in revenue at a record breaking rate. In spite of its achievements, though, not everyone is particularly pleased with the game – and rapper Daz Dillinger sits among the disgruntled minority.
According to a TMZ report, the performer has asked Rockstar Games to recall the release after it included two of his tracks without permission. A cease and desist notice sent through the artist’s attorney states that both ‘C-Walk’ and ‘Nothin’ but the Cavi Hit’ are featured in the title, despite the musician rejecting the developer’s “offensively low offer of $4,271 for both tracks”.
Dillinger is now demanding that the publisher stump up a more reasonable sum for the songs – or destroy all unsold inventory of the game. Considering the commercial implications of the latter, we’re sure that the company will manage to add a couple of zeroes to the rapper’s royalty fee – after all, the game did make over $1 billion in just three days.
Regardless, the star claims that the legal move is not all about extracting money from the firm, but rather “respecting an artist’s work”. We can certainly appreciate where the entertainer’s coming from – but we’re sure that he’ll appreciate the boost to his bank balance all the same.