We are obsessed with this Fugue on a Theme of Eminem
9 May 2016, 12:23 | Updated: 19 October 2020, 14:13
Turns out ‘90s rap makes an excellent subject for a proper Baroque fugue.
When you construct a fugue, there are many musical rules you need to follow. Syd R. Duke knows this only too well, as the YouTube-based composers has turned Eminem’s sarcy ‘90s hit ‘The Real Slim Shady’ into a rather nicely constructed musical format.
Here’s what it sounds like:
And here's Eminem's original theme: