Artificial intelligence (AI), which is used in the production of music, has become a trend that is rapidly gaining popularity. This has been a major influence on the rap genre. AI-generated music has become more popular. The technology is used to create original compositions and covers of songs by deceased artists. AI-generated hip-hop has raised questions about the artists’ livelihoods, likeness and creativity. The recent wave of AI-generated songs in hip-hop raises concerns about their impact on the art form, and the industry which supports it.
Anyone can use AI to create deep-fake lyrics by entering a few keywords on AI sites like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, or These Lyrics Don’t Exist. It is more difficult to create a song that uses the voice of an established artist. A developer of AI technology demonstrated recently how simple it is to create a song using AI once the technology is trained to produce an artist’s voice tone and inflections. The concern with such technology is that artists’ voices could be used without permission, resulting in a violation of copyright laws.
Music is the Wild West of AI, and it poses interesting questions about this ever-evolving tech. AI-generated music may allow artists to make better music, but it also poses serious concerns for privacy, creativity and finances. The music industry is trying to determine how AI-generated tracks will impact the art form. However, the artificial-intelligence trend continues to be a controversial topic in the hip-hop community.