NBC News: What does it take to make a hip-hop hit? TikTok.. “Rapper Armani White had a hit with his song, ‘Billie Eilish’ — before the track had even been released. It happened with the help of an indelible 16-second viral clip on social media.”
Mashable: Listen to deepfake Gucci Mane read classic literature. “Mark Twain once said that the mark of a classic is that everyone wants to have read it but not actually read it. It makes sense: Classics must provide some artistic or cultural value to be considered ‘classic’ — but they’re just so boring. MSCHF just made the Western canon more exciting with Project Gucciberg. It’s Project Gutenberg (a collection of public domain Western literature) meets the rapper Gucci Mane. Using Artificial Intelligence, MSCHF recreated his voice to read classics from Pride and Prejudice to Don Quixote.” And Little Women. I think you might need headphones to appreciate this completely.
BET: Common Launches Campaign To Free Prisoners Amid Coronavirus Pandemic. “Common has launched a new advocacy campaign, #WeMatterToo, to help those who are incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy and Academy award-winning rapper unveiled the new campaign on his Instagram page on Wednesday (May 13).”