Daz Dillinger, a member of Tha Dogg Pound rapper, recently shared a startling story of how he allegedly strong-armed Suge Knight into paying him $2.5 million. The incident occurred in Death Row Records’ 1990s era when Daz claimed that he, Kurupt, and Lil Malik Hershey Loc were left unpaid for their contribution to the 1996 film soundtrack “Sunset Park” with the song “Just Doggin’.”
During an interview with Home Grown Radio, Daz recalled how a year had passed without payment, and with Tupac Shakur deceased and the future of the label uncertain, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Daz and his crew marched into the Death Row Records office, “hemming everyone up” until Suge arrived.
Daz says he could see the determination in Suge’s eyes when he arrived and knew that he meant business. With a screwdriver in hand, Daz claims he persuaded Suge to write him a check for the full $2.5 million owed for “Just Doggin’.”
Recently, Snoop Dogg acquired the rights to Death Row and released the catalog onto streaming services. As a result, Daz’s royalties should now be secure. Meanwhile, Suge is currently working on his biopic, and it remains to be seen if Daz’s recollection of events will make it to the screen.