Friday, March 5, 2021

A 'Notorious' performance of Lovecraft


The late rapper Christopher George Latore Wallace, known as The Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls, had managed a very successful rap music career before he died in 1997, a killing that is still officially unsolved. 

Thanks to artificial intelligence, his voice has now been used for a rap music performance of the H.P. Lovecraft poem "Nemesis." If you want to consume Lovecraft as an old school reader, the text of the poem is here. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting idea, but for me it‘s very clear, that sophisticated rhyme patterns of high quality rap artists fit much better to modern day bass and drum dominated music than old poems.
Lovecrafts selection of words and the dark feeling the poem delivers is superb, but the rhymes are very simple and there‘s no pattern along the bars.
It clearly wasnt made for music...
D.M.S.

Rarebit Fiend said...

Nemesis has also been set to Billy Joel's "Piano Man," I prefer it to the original.