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Daz Dillinger Calls Out Dr. Dre Over Non-Payment For Work He Did On “The Chronic” Album

BY Abena Dzaka December 21, 2023 6:51 PM EDT
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Producer and musician Daz Dillinger recently accused Dr. Dre of withholding rightful payments following a question on social media and wondered when he was going to get paid for his contributions to the legendary hip-hop album “The Chronic.”

The album, which came out 31 years ago, launched the careers of numerous musicians who went on to create iconic hip-hop moments apart from the project.

The Chronic, Dr. Dre’s 1992 solo debut, is regarded as one of the best rap albums ever and helped establish Death Row Records and many other rap artistes found a voice following its success.

One important album contributor, though, claims he hasn’t received the royalties he is due for his work and has threatened to forbid further use of the song.

The album features several songs by Tha Dogg Pound member Daz Dillinger, such as Bi**hes Ain’t Sh*t, The Day The Ni**z Took Over, The Roach (Outro), and Dez Nuts.

Dillinger recently took to social media to voice his dissatisfaction over the lack of payment.

He posted the album cover of The Chronic and added, “HAPPY 31st C DAY TO THE CHRONIC @drdre BUT WHEN CAN WE RECEIVE OUR ROYALTIES? 💰ARE YOU OR@interscope? GONE ROBB US LIKE @deathrowrecords 2024 & THE N****S FROM THE PAST WHO RAN IT str8BitchezF**EM .”

From there, Daz said, “REMEMBER DAZ COPYRIGHT REVERSIONS LAW IZ FILED I WANT% not points 💰💯SO YALL ON A TIME LIMIT 4MORE YRS TIL IT REVERTS BAC THEN ITS REALLY LIKE F***EM I AINT CLEARING SH** up I”MI””” Take a looabove.. 

On Friday, October 20, 2023, Death Row recording artiste Daz Dillinger released his new album, Molly Whop, despite his announcement that he would be retiring in 2022.

The well-known veteran rapper and producer revealed the news on Instagram in October, stating that Dogg Pound Records/Empire would release it. In addition, he released the eight-track project’s tracklist, which includes Kurupt, SoopaFly, and other artistes. Daz is both the executive producer and the producer of the album, having produced every track himself.