Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled virtual assistant, is not just useful for hands-free texting, dictation and pizza place recommendations – it turns out she is also a skilled rapper.
Last month, Judith Newman wrote in the New York Times how Siri had befriended her autistic son, and now it seems that Siri’s talents go even further.
As well as name-checking Spotify and Google, Siri’s enunciation of Young’s rapid-fire lyrics are near-perfect, rapping:
I’m tough like a bone / sly like Stallone / rocking and clocking on the microphone / smooth like a mirror / in hearts I strike terror / rhymes like runs / and rhymes with no errors.
The producers who worked with Siri said they were thrilled with her performance. Rizzo told the Guardian how the collaboration came about:
“She’s set to British Female. I asked her to dial up the lyrics of one of my favourite boasting hip hop tracks of all time, Young MC’s Know How.
“When I asked her to read them out, well that was when the real ROFL-ing started. Tears and everything. Something about that posh English, mechanical accent busting rhymes was just irresistible.
At that moment I knew what needed to be done, the rest was just recording, replaying and a whole lot of editing.”
This is not the first time Siri has taken to the mic though. She has previously covered Eminem’s Lose Yourself (not a great effort), and, to better effect, Notorious BIG’s Hypnotize. X Factor, watch out.
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