Biggie may have been gone for 26 years but a cover of Nas’ ’90s classic “N.Y. State of Mind” by an AI version of the late legend has gone viral on social media — and fans have been left bewildered by it.
Over the weekend, a computerized version of the late Brooklyn legend’s vocals were used to rework the Illmatic anthem as the AI craze continues to make waves in Hip Hop.
Many were conflicted at hearing B.I.G.’s unlabored flow instead of Nas while some even thought he rhymed better than the Queensbridge deity.
“Cant believe i just listened 5 minutes of biggie rapping ny state of mind,” one person wrote on the viral TikTok comment section, while another added on Twitter: “AI just confirming that everything sounds better when it’s rapped by Biggie. Also, this is mental.”
Others saluted Nas’ flow: “The cadence is definitely unique to Nas. Dam I didn’t realize how unique his cadence was. It don’t sound right on Big.”
Check out the AI cover below: