During a recent interview with Home Grown Radio Podcast, the Dogg Pound rapper discussed his impact on West Coast Hip Hop, his time at Death Row Records, his business ventures and more.
However, at one point in the conversation, Daz made an interesting revelation regarding one of Dr.Dre’s biggest hits.
It’s well know that Dre asked JAY-Z to ghostwrite the lyrics for “Still D.R.E.,” which served as his comeback single following his 1992 debut with The Chronic. Daz, however, has claimed that Jigga may have borrowed and re-tooled some lines for those ghostwritten bars.
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Daz claimed that Jay was influenced by one of his lines 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 understand.”
He then referenced the bars that showed up on Dr. Dre’s track: “(If you ain’t up on thangs) Dr. Dre is the name/ I’m ahead of my game.”
“So in my mind, JAY-Z was listening to Serial Killa while he was writing that muthafuckin’ rhyme, and I wanna get my money for that,” Daz said, before alleging that he did contact try and contact the pair regarding the incident, but was threatened with legal action.
“Music has no statue of limitations, ” he said before directly calling out the “Family Feud” rapper and demanding “some percentages” from him.
Dillinger is not shy about letting people know when he’s owed. In another section of the interview, the West Coast producer revealed how he once forced Suge Knight into paying him $2.5million.
During the chat, Dillinger recalled an incident in 1997 where he allegedly forced the former Death Row Records CEO to cut him a seven-figure check after threatening him with a screwdriver.
“Shit, I got a check for like $2.3million from Suge Knight,” Daz said when asked about the biggest check he’s ever received. “Delmar Arnaud, Suge Knight, Death Row Records, $2.5million. I had to give Kurupt some too.”
He added: “I had to go in and strong arm Suge to get the money. I had everybody in they office hemmed up against the wall, n-gga. We on mushrooms. We in that muthafucka lit! N-gga in the corner laughing. I felt a little something, n-gga, I ran, ahhh! Had a big ass muthafukin’ diesel screwdriver. You know them big long diesel screwdrivers?”