Snoop Dogg gives his opinion on AI in the music industry
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Snoop Dogg gives his opinion on AI in the music industry

In recent months, AI technology has become a subject of hot debate as fans and artists argue over the moral implications of artificial creation. Some artists, including the former Genesis mastermind Peter Gabriel, have supported using this groundbreaking technology in the music industry, while countless others have raised their concerns. In the debate’s most recent wave, rap artist Snoop Dogg has revealed his thoughts. 

In recent weeks, an AI-generated song that shows No Limit rapper C-Murder’s classic hit, ‘Down 4 My Ni***s’, as it would have sounded if covered by the late Michael Jackson. After hearing the crossover track, Snoop Dogg posted a video clip to his Instagram account, writing: “THIS S**T IS OUTTA HAND! DOWN 4 MY NI**AS -BY AI MICHAEL JACKSON!” Followed by a series of emojis depicting mixed emotions. Underneath, Snoop captioned the post: “Wow”

The most liked comment under the post read: “I’ve done a lot of things in my life I’m not proud of. But I ain’t done nothing bad enough to deserve hearing this.”

Meanwhile, another Instagram user commented that the cover proves “AI can’t beat actual tangible human talent.”

Elsewhere, you can hear The Beatles cover The Beach Boys’ classic 1966 hit ‘God Only Knows’, Michael Jackson’s version of The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy and Kurt Cobain’s version of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’. Beyond fun and games, these seamless reproductions pose a real threat to human-created art as AI technology grows from strength to strength.