News: Daz Dillinger Re-Thinks Death Row Records Rant, "We Looked Around All The Bullsh*t" [Video]
Saturday, Sep 26, 2009 5:00AM
Former Death Row Records rapper Daz Dillinger has clarified his recent rant against Suge Knight's ex-record label and said his real issue was with the company's Senior Vice President John Payne.
Speaking via a self-made recording, Daz said he respected the company's CEO, Lara Lavi.
"We looked around all the bullsh*t and come to find out it was John Payne," Daz explained. "And we wanna tell John Payne -- so y'all e-mail WIDEeAwake and get rid of that motherf*cker man. That's who we'll go f*ck with, Lara Lavi. We won't be f*cking with them other suckers over there you know what I mean 'cause they got the game screwed. They just over there getting the motherf*cking check. You know what I mean? They ain't produce one thing, they trying to tell you something and them motherf*ckers over there in the high rise somewhere paying a h*ll of a rent to get kicked out." (Daz Dilly TV)
Daz previously aired out Death Row over not ordering enough Snoop Dogg retail albums for fans.
"You can't re-brand us, we gonna be re-branding you," Daz explained in a video. "But how you gonna put a Snoop Doggy Dogg album out and press up 35,000 units? You diluting your d*mn self. You know Snoop gonna sell two, three million. And Dr. Dre ain't backing none of that sh*t all you said on the Internet -- Dr. Dre ain't doing none of that sh*t with y'all. You motherf*ckers are all by yourself. That f*ggot [Death Row Records executive,] John Payne, he wasn't even a part of Death Row. Why you think he wasn't there through all them years, nobody knows John Payne -- you guys don't own the publishing, you geek. Keep promoting us, suckers." (YouTube)
Payne recently spoke on his relationship with Lavi and Death Row Records.
"I was actually with Death Row from the very beginning," he explained in an interview. "I did the Deep Cover Soundtrack, and I helped formulate the direction Death Row took before it kind of went a little negative. When the company went bankrupt, I worked with the trustees in identifying everything. I'm involved primarily because I had a very good vibe with Lara; WIDEAwake is a very good company to work with. But I also want to maintain the integrity of the music and keep it in its original state. I want to make sure some of the artists who never came out have a chance to be exposed -- some of them never got paid." (Hip Hop DX)
Lavi is reportedly aiming to release the upcoming film Sons 2 the Grave under Death Row Films.
"This film embodies what we're trying to do with Death Row, to tell human stories that don't always have happy endings, and that allow us to learn from violence and disenfranchised lives, but not glorify it," she said in an interview. "We're looking at film properties that relate to Boyz n the Hood-type stories, and to power the films with Death Row music." (The Hollywood Reporter)
Check out Daz Dillinger's John Payne address below: