Could you imagine what it would be like if some of today's more lyrically-talented rappers were brought up in the 1500s and 1600s? Just picture Drake waxing poetic about strippers and his ex-lovers in such time-appropriate dialect.
Accordingly, David F Brand has updated a number of classic rap songs, ranging from Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day” to The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” and Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story,” translating them into Shakespearean-appropriate versions. David uses words that can be found in Shakespeare's writings, all while setting them to the theme of the given rap song.
For his latest effort, David has provided an incredible Shakespeare version of Drake's "Hotline Bling." With all of the "thou's," "thy's" and other 16th century rhetoric, this is easily one of the most unique approaches to reinterpreting Drake's catalog that we've seen.
Check it out below.