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Daz Dillinger Celebrates 31st Anniversary of ‘The Chronic’ – Demands Royalties for Album Work

Daz Dillinger, Photo: Scott Dudelson, Getty Images
Daz Dillinger, Photo: Scott Dudelson, Getty Images

*It’s been more than 30 years since Dr. Dre’s classic debut album “The Chronic” was released. And while that marks a milestone, Daz Dillinger is wanting payment for his contributions to the Death Row Records album.

According to Complex, Dillinger acknowledged the 31st anniversary of “The Chronic” via Instagram. In addition, he questioned Dre over unpaid royalties he said are still owed to him. Songs featuring contributions from Dillinger on “The Chronic” include “Bitches Ain’t Sh*t,” “The Day The N***z Took Over,” “The Roach (Outro),” and “Deeez Nuuuts.”

Noting how the rights to his material would revert to him, Tha Dog Pound rapper is giving Dre four years to pay him the royalties or he will not clear any of his work moving forward.

“HAPPY 31st C DAY TO THE CHRONIC @drdre BUT WHEN CAN WE RECEIVE OUR ROYALITIES 💰ARE YOU OR @interscope GONE ROBB US LIKE @deathrowrecords 2024 & THE NIGGAS FROM THE PAST WHO RAN IT,” Dillinger posted on Instagram. “Str8 Bitchez 💥FUCEM 💥 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 FUCCEM I AINT CLEARING SHIT 💰💰💰💰💰up👍🏾 IM COMIN💥💥💥.”

Dillinger’s issues over his work on “The Chronic” mark the latest situation over unpaid royalties surrounding the album.

In September, RBX revealed to AllHipHop that despite not receiving royalty payments, he has moved on from the issue knowing what he contributed to “The Chronic.”

“I don’t cry over spilled milk though ’cause I believe in a higher power and everything that was done was done for a reason,” RBX said, adding that the situation hasn’t taken anything away from him as a writer. “That’s why we are still here. And at the end of the day, they might have run out and did this and that, but they can’t take my name and they can’t take my voice. And I still got these pens and pads to write these rhymes, and they didn’t write shit for me—I wrote for them.”

Songs RBX wrote for “The Chronic” include “High Powered” and “Stranded On Death Row.” In his eyes, the experience of working on the album was one he will always be proud of.

“It feels good ’cause we did work hard on it,” he shared. “It wasn’t like it was a cakewalk. Even though Dre didn’t make us walk to Harlem to get him no cheesecake or some balloons, we were out there because we had that Death Row on our back. At that time we was pushing the line, it wasn’t a nice thing. It was real Death Row. It got a lot of respect from some people and got a lot of hate from others.”

In addition to RBX, Dre, and Dillinger, “The Chronic” boasted a high-powered roster comprised of Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, The Lady of Rage, Jewell and Nate Dogg. Released on Dec. 15, 1992, the album featured the hit singles “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang,” “Dre Day” and “Let Me Ride.” In 2019, “The Chronic” was selected for preservation in National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

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