Drake used Tupac’s voice to hype up Kendrick Lamar to retaliate to his diss track’s dropped phrase, “Taylor Made.” Tupac’s brother has answered.

It’s important to note that a release like this would be illegal under Tennessee’s ELVIS Act, which prohibits the use of AI-generated voices without express consent. A separate part of that act, if it becomes a model for national law, would hold AI platforms accountable and subject to lawsuit against anybody who “makes available an algorithm, software, tool, or technology, service, or device” that creates unauthorized recordings of a person’s speech.

TMZ spoke with Tupac’s brother, Mopreme Shakur, to get his opinion on Drake borrowing his brother’s voice for modern feud. Mopreme informed the newspaper that he was disappointed with Drake’s inclusion of his late brother in his quarrel. Mopreme describes it as ‘weaponizing’ his brother’s voice in a rap war, comparing the maneuver to using a tank or nuclear bomb in a one-on-one exchange.

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Both Mopreme and Suge Knight have stated that Tupac’s voice and image should not be utilized as a pawn in battle. Despite the statements, Mopreme admits to being a fan of both Drake and Kendrick Lamar, and he hopes to see both artists drop tracks and compete through recordings rather than on the streets.

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Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis was arrested last year and charged with Tupac Shakur’s murder in 1996. He appeared in court today for an update on the case, with his attorney Carl Arnold claiming that his versions of the death are ‘fiction’ and that prosecutors do not have enough evidence to convict him of murder.

“He himself is giving different stories,” Arnold told reporters gathered outside a courthouse. “We haven’t seen more than his word,” Arnold added, referring to Davis’s police and media statements.

Prosecutors claim Davis incriminated himself in Shakur’s death after publishing a tell-all biography in 2019 about commanding a street gang in Compton, California. Arnold contends that Davis intended to make money from the memoir, so he inflated or simply lied in parts of it.