Jermaine Dupri Calls Drake "Ignorant" For Replicating 2Pac & Snoop Dogg's Voices On AI Diss Track

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According to Jermaine Dupri, Drake didn't realize he was playing with fire.

Before Drake and Kendrick Lamar's viral lyrical battle reached its peak last month, Drizzy decided to get creative with his diss track "Taylor Made Freestyle." He used artificial intelligence to replicate the voices of 2Pac and Snoop Dogg, sparking a great deal of controversy in the process. Many listeners found it to be disrespectful, and 2Pac's estate even threatened to sue him. Eventually, he pulled the track from streaming services to avoid any legal repercussions.

Jermaine Dupri has been a vocal critic of the use of AI in music for some time. Evidently, Drake is no exception. During a recent appearance at Atlanta's United Masters’ SelectCon conference, he sat down with Steve Stoute to discuss the dangers of the rapidly developing technology. He used "Taylor Made Freestyle" as an example, describing how "dangerous" things could have gotten.

Jermaine Dupri Shares His Take On Artificial Intelligence In Music

"If you're going to use AI, you've got to use it in a smart way," Dupri began. "Because the people that are touching it at this point, they don't understand some of the things that it can damage, right? If you look at the Drake song where he used Snoop and 2Pac's voice. I don't think people listen to that and understand how serious people take 2Pac... I think Snoop understood why he shouldn't answer to it because it could have gotten really dangerous."

In the past, Dupri also criticized 23-year-old LA artist Sy The Rapper for using AI to replicate Kendrick Lamar's voice on a track aimed at Drake. At the time, he similarly called it "dangerous." What do you think of Jermaine Dupri criticizing Drake for using AI to replicate 2Pac and Snoop Dogg's voices? Do you agree with him or not? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.