The emergence of artificial intelligence has been the talk of the town although it’s been in our lives for years. With the news of producers utilizing A.I. to recreate the voices of others like Drake and The Notorious B.I.G., the controversy surrounding the creative rights of artists is getting more notice. BIG3 owner, Ice Cube is the latest recording artist who is not at all happy with the modern technology being used these days.
Last week, the “Straight Outta Compton” lyricist expressed his disdain for the latest technology and stated that if anyone broached the subject of using his voice using the technology, he is not afraid to sic his attorneys after them, according to Complex.
Ice Cube appeared on an episode of the Full Send podcast that aired last week, and when the topic of producers using A.I. to recreate the voices of artists without their permission, it got Cube to take his stance of quickly defending himself when he feel the need to.
He uses the example of someone who used Drake’s voice over an Ice Spice song “Munch (Feelin’ U).
“I don’t wanna hear an AI Drake song,” the former N.W.A. member stated. “Yeah, I don’t wanna hear that bullshit. He should sue whoever made it.”
Cube also said that if anyone even attempts to use an A.I.-generated voice of him, he will make sure he sues them, even calling the technology “demonic.”
“And I’mma sue the m**af**ka who made it and the people and the platform who play it. It’s like a sample, you know what I mean? Somebody can’t take your original voice and manipulate it without having to pay. I think A.I. is demonic [and] I think A.I. is going to get a backlash from organic people.”
Producer Timbaland recently shared an A.I. collaboration with the Notorious B.I.G. and was ecstatic about it. Until social media and music producer, Young Guru called him out on it. Young Guru stated it was corny and labeled it “dangerous” when he called Timbaland out on his Instagram post.
Ice Cube States He Will Sue Anyone Who Uses His A.I.-Generated Voice Without Permission