As one of the original members of Tha Dogg Pound, Daz Dillinger had a hand in bringing the G-Funk sound to a wider audience. Now he’s accusing Los Angeles producer DJ Mustard of taking his influence too literally.
In an interview with DPG Uncut TV, Dillinger provides evidence for what he feels is a direct bite.
“They stole this but I ain’t get no publishing so that’s why I gotta sue the publishing company. DJ Mustard didn’t give us no publishing, he didn’t give us nothing. You hear that beat?” he asks while playing Mila J’s “My Main,” comparing it to the beat for “Who Got Some Gangsta Shit?” off Snoop Dogg’s Murder Was the Case soundtrack.
He also claims that Mustard wasn’t even the one behind the beat, and that he just stamped his name on it.
“He didn’t even do the beat. He just put his name on the beat. Somebody else did all that shit, he just put his name on there,” said Dillinger.
He also says that he and Mustard got into it on Twitter over the accusations, but that it had been settled at the time. Still, he says that once he gets his publishing issues with Sony settled he’ll be coming after Mustard.
Daz has an extremely storied — and underrated — career as a producer, having crafted beats for the likes of Tupac, Snoop and Nate Dogg and his longtime DPGC partner, Kurupt.
Watch the whole video interview here, and compare the two tracks yourself below.