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Ice Cube Responds To Fan Critic Over Calling AI “Demonic”

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Ice Cube has made a living off his classic songs that use samples and reiterates the difference between that and AI using dead rappers.

In an interview with Full Send Podcast, the legendary hip hop artist spoke on his thoughts about artificial intelligence affecting modern day music. “I think AI is demonic,” the NWA star told the Full Send podcast during a recent episode. “I think AI is gonna get a backlash from real people, real authentic people.”

Ice Cube specifically called out the controversial and viral track called “heart on my sleeve,” which made use of AI-generated vocals imitating the voices of Aubrey “Drake” Graham and Abel Makkonen “the Weeknd” Tesfaye.


With Fortune, Ice Cube also voiced his displeasure with the technology. The “Boyz In The Hood” actor says if he were to be targeted by an A.I. voice replicant, he wouldn’t hesitate to sue whoever programmed the A.I. and whoever played his illicitly borrowed voice.

This caused a fan online to challenge Ice Cube who has made millions using samples in his music over the years. The rapper turned actor quickly responded to the criticism stating, “Samples are approved or denied by the song owners. Totally different than taking a dead artist and making a new song they never approved and saying things they may not agree with. That’s evil and demonic to me”.

Recently appearing online was a remake of Tupac‘s lethal diss song, “Hit ‘Em Up” that had Biggie Smalls rapping the verse that was towards him. In regards to things of this nature, does Ice Cube have a point?

Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, is an American rapper, actor, producer, and filmmaker. He first gained prominence as a member of the influential rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) in the late 1980s. As a member of N.W.A, Ice Cube contributed to the group’s groundbreaking and controversial album “Straight Outta Compton” in 1988, which addressed social and political issues in urban America.


After leaving N.W.A in 1989 due to artistic and financial disputes, Ice Cube embarked on a successful solo career. He released several critically acclaimed albums, such as “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” (1990) and “Death Certificate” (1991), which showcased his confrontational and politically charged lyrics.

In addition to his music career, Ice Cube has pursued a successful acting career. He has appeared in numerous films, including “Boyz n the Hood” (1991), “Friday” (1995), “Barbershop” (2002), and the “Ride Along” series (2014-2016). He has also produced and directed several films, including “Friday” and its sequels.

Ice Cube’s contributions to hip-hop music, his impact on popular culture, and his versatility as an entertainer have solidified his status as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.

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