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Drake takes down "Taylor Made Freestyle" after legal action threats from 2Pac's estate

26 April 2024, 11:26 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Earlier this week, it was revealed that 2Pac's estate sent a cease and desist letter to Drake over recent track "Taylor Made Freestyle", which features AI vocals to simulate a verse in the style of 2Pac.

In a letter to Drake, lawyer Howard E. King said: “The Estate is deeply dismayed and disappointed by your unauthorized use of Tupac’s voice and personality. Not only is the record a flagrant violation of Tupac’s publicity and the estate’s legal rights, it is also a blatant abuse of the legacy of one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time."

Speaking of Kendrick Lamar's history of support and idolisation of 2Pac, he added: “The Estate would never have given its approval for this use. The unauthorized, equally dismaying use of Tupac’s voice against Kendrick Lamar, a good friend to the Estate who has given nothing but respect to Tupac and his legacy publicly and privately, compounds the insult.”

"Taylor Made Freestyle" was a diss track against Kendrick Lamar, and also featured AI vocals to imitate Snoop Dogg.

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