Ice Cube Slams 'Demonic' AI Technology, Says It Has No Place in Music The rapper said that the rise of AI in music could lead to "backlash," lawsuits, and a push for authentic voices.

By Sam Silverman

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Rapper and actor Ice Cube isn't having a good day now that the AI revolution is creeping its way into the music industry.

During an appearance on the Full Send Podcast, the artist had choice words for those embracing artificial intelligence, stating that rappers today are "getting lost in autotune" and technology.

"I think AI is demonic, I think AI is going to get a backlash from real people," he said. "I think artists need to go back to using their real voice and making sure people know this is authentic and not made from a computer."

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Ice Cube also said that autotune, which was popularized in the aughts, sounds computerized, much like AI-generated music. "I think people are going to want things organic and not artificial," he said.

Hosts Kyle Forgeard and Jesse Sebastiani pointed out that AI artists are booming on TikTok to which Ice Cube said: "I think that's terrible."

"I don't wanna hear an AI Drake song […] He should sue whoever made it," he added.

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Ice Cube also noted that "the people and the platform" should be held accountable for distributing music in an artist's unique style.

"It's like a sample," he said. "Somebody can't take your original voice and manipulate it without having to pay."

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Sam Silverman

Entrepreneur Staff

Content Strategy Editor

Sam Silverman is a content strategy editor at Entrepreneur Media. She specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), and her work can be found in The US Sun, Nicki Swift, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style and Health. Her coverage spans from business and tech to entertainment news. Sam is a graduate of Lehigh University and currently resides in NYC. 

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