It seems that Meek Mill has joined the conversation around AI-generated music with his recent comments on a viral track that mimics a collaboration between Drake and The Weeknd. The song, titled “Heart on My Sleeve,” was created by an anonymous person who claims to have worked as a ghostwriter for major labels without receiving fair compensation.
Here’s the track:
Despite criticism of AI-generated music, Meek Mill called the track “Flame” and expressed a desire for new music from the two artists. However, this has sparked further concern about the potential impact of AI on the music industry, as two more fake Drake songs have recently surfaced online.
“A.I. generated song Drake ft. The Weeknd – heart on my sleeve,” he wrote alongside a YouTube link of the divisive viral song, which is credited to someone named Ghostwriter. “This is my 5th time banging this and it’s flame… We need new music from y’all 2.”
While it’s evident that these tracks are not genuine, they could still pose a significant threat to artists and labels alike. Drake himself has expressed frustration with the trend, sharing an AI-generated version of his voice rapping and declaring that “this is the final straw AI.”
As concerns about the use of AI in music continue to grow, Universal Music Group has called on major streaming platforms to block the technology from utilizing their catalogs for emulation training. Meanwhile, some artists like Pete Rock have denounced the use of AI to emulate others, calling it “mad disrespectful.”