Snoop Dogg has never been one to shy away from experimenting with new sounds and technology, but he’s drawing a line at a 2Pac and Biggie AI album.
Baller Alert caught up with Tha Doggfather on Wednesday (April 19), and asked him about the possibility of a proposed joint collaboration between the two legendary rappers using artificial intelligence.
While Snoop Dogg isn’t wholly opposed to the collaboration, he’s not into the idea of a AI-generated album featuring his late friend and the King of New York.
“I don’t really know about that, with the AI,” he said. “Because, that’s kinda like, computerized voices. You know? [But] I think if they can find some old tracks with their vocals, and put them together, that sounds better to me.”
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Snoop Dogg may have 2Pac’s best interests at heart with the proposed AI album, but according to former Outlawz member Napoleon, the Long Beach rapper’s relationship with ‘Pac was steeped in jealousy.
Napoleon, who left the music industry after he converted to Islam in 2001, sat down with The Art of Dialogue on Thursday (April 19) and claimed that despite what appeared to be a close relationship between the two Death Row labelmates, Snoop was actually quite jealous of ‘Pac.
“Maybe some of the things he couldn’t tell ‘Pac face-to-face, you know, he can do it in these interviews,” he said. “It’s sad. And one of the reasons why I always try to correct this is because him and ‘Pac were friends. … I already know why he doin’ that, bro.
“Imagine if you’re the biggest star on Death Row, and ‘Pac come and take all your shine, you understand?” he continued. “And 25 years later, ‘Pac died, and every time you do an interview, that name is brought up. So maybe he’s just trying to take that shine from ‘Pac. You know what I mean?”
Napoleon also took the “Gin and Juice” rapper to task for slamming “Hit ‘Em Up” after 2Pac had passed away, suggesting that the now-grandfather should remember his late friend in a positive way, “rather than focus on the negativity.”