"Rap God" Appears Again, 2.0 Style
Here's the sneak preview for the "Rap God" video, where the real Slim Shady looks a lot like the real Max Headroom, the 1980s artificial intelligence character known for his wit and stuttering, distorted, electronically sampled voice. Only Em's head and shoulders are seen against a "computer-generated" backdrop of a slowly rotating wire-frame cube interior. The distinguishing sounds are chaotic speech patterns—as Em's voice pitches up and down and occasionally gets stuck in a robotic-sounding loop. Like the original, the Rap God's personality is interpreted best as a satire of egotistical media personalities (a/k/a talking heads) and their insincere, unqualified opinions. I feel like something's about to happen! Don't you?