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Asserting Worst Behavior and Hypocrisy: Tupac's estate refer to Drake infamous use of AI for rap beef = "dismayed and disappointed"

Updated: May 1



A Drake track featuring an AI-generated version of Tupac Shakur's voice has disappeared after lawyers for the late rapper reportedly threatened to sue.

The song apparently included AI to mimic Snoop Dogg’s voice as a guest feature rapper also. 

The lyrics, flow and targeted rival, allude to Drake being the impersonator – via the trending technology.


And the guest features likeness were un-authorized.

 

Rap megastar Drake uploaded "Taylor Made Freestyle" - as a second rap diss in a matter of days - toward another megastar, Pulitzer Prize-winning Hip-Hop artist Kendrick Lamar. The AI voice-generated rap flows of Tupac and Snoop Dogg, teaming with Drizzy, took aim at K-Dot.

In his own verse on the track, Drake referenced Taylor Swift and described her as the "biggest gangster in the music game right now". However, the diss detailed more toward Kendrick sidestepping his own music releases to appease corporate music industry executives - which mean cooperatively to not disrupt (or be an option for music fans) against Taylor Swift's music spotlight.

 

Music magazine Billboard reported that Howard King, a lawyer for Tupac's estate, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Drake on Tuesday.

Then it was reported on a Wednesday that Tupac's estate had ordered Drake to take the necessary steps to delete the track from all platforms it was distributed to, and is on, within 24 hours.

And then the Drake's post containing the music clip vanished from his @Champagnepapi account on Thursday evening.

 

Accordingly, the letter from Tupac's estate stated "Taylor Made Freestyle" as a "flagrant violation" of the law and an "abuse" of Tupac's legacy.

The letter also stated "dismayed and disappointed" - and warned that the estate would "pursue all of its legal remedies" if Drake did not take the unauthorized AI Tupac featured track(s) down by the deadline.

 

Lawyer Mr. King also pointed out that Drake had previously objected to his own voice being cloned in a viral track "Heart on My Sleeve" - which also copied the voice of The Weeknd.

 

Neither side has commented publicly since Drake's own distributed track was removed.

 

• SOURCE: Drake: AI Tupac track gone from rapper's Instagram after legal row. BBC > https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-68904385

 

• RECAP:

■ "Push Ups" was the rap diss by Drizzy a week or so earlier to "Taylor Made Freestyle", spitting "Maroo 5 need a verse / You better make it witty / Then we need a verse for the Swifties."

This was in response to K-Dot's shots thrown toward a J. Cole's verse that referred to J.Cole, Drake and Kendrick as "The Big 3" of this current Hip-Hop rap era.

■ J. Cole's "Big 3" verse came about in a song and video with Drake called "First Person Shooter".

Kendrick retorted "Mutha-ph* 'The Big 3"... it's just big me... you gon see pet cemetery", during a feature on Future and Metro Boomin's "Like That".

J. Cole unleash with "7 minute drill (Might Delete Later)"... but publicly recanted live on stage afterwards.

■ And then... Rick Ross dropped “Champagne Moments”, and Kanye West showed up with his own “Like That” remix - as an extension to the Drake, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar saga.

■ Snoop Dogg briefly surfaced on Live IG: “They did what? When? How? Are you sure? Y’all have a good night… I’m going back to bed. Good night."

■ Kendrick Lamar returned with 6 minutes of "Euphoria", unleashing bars "Somebody had told me that you got a ring / On God I'm ready to double the wage / I rather do that / Than let a Canadian n* make Pac turn in his grave."


*VIDEO: SNOOP CALLS DRAKE. Ace Vane > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IW1KXPk7Bw

 

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