Posted by YouTuber dopfunk on Sunday (August 6), “Facing Death” finds the late legends coming together to eerily reference their own demise.
“I’m gone but I will never be forgotten/ Was talkin’ about death ’cause I knew n-ggas was plotting,” the AI 2Pac raps. “So I came back, only to haunt these n-ggas/ Snakes will slither/ It don’t matter who pulled the trigger!”
“And in due time, you’ll find out for yourself who you be,” the AI DMX spits. “Ain’t no riches that will help you in hell when you meet/ Your maker/ He’ll break you down and analyze what you did in your life/ N-gga, everybody has to die.”
Listen to the track below:
In the comments, fans were astounded and how real the fake song sounded. “Honestly this is mind blowing!!!” one person wrote. “This is Tupac rapping and I don’t care what anyone says. The best remix I’ve ever heard!!!”
Someone else said: “Legends will never die,” while a third added: “Damn this shit is crazy how legit this sounds. It gives me chills and take me back to when I was a kid.”
“It’s too much for my Brain!!!!!!!! 2pac ft DMX I cant believe it,” another person commented.
Not everyone is on board with the new AI technology. Last month, Ice Cube spoke out against the trend and its implications regarding creativity.
During an interview with Piers Morgan, the former N.W.A. rapper was asked about artificial intelligence and how it is now being used to replicate styles and personalities without any human touch. Cube, without skipping a beat, expressed that he is entirely against the concept.
“I think it’s terrible,” he said. “I think it’s gon’ make people lazier, less creative.”
Ice Cube further illustrated his point by drawing a parallel with on-screen acting, adding: “Could you imagine if I decided not to do a sequel and the movie company said: ‘We have the rights to your likeness. We gon’ put you in this sequel whether you want to be or not ’cause we have the right to.’
“So now they use AI to put Ice Cube in a movie I don’t want to be in, saying things I don’t wanna say and doin’ thing I wouldn’t do, so to me, that’s terrible … or taking an artist that’s passed away and having him do a new song with lyrics that they may not agree with — it’s a slippery slope that will hurt us more than it will help us.”