Music Tech Geekfest: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Meets Google Translate [VIDEO]
(UPDATED) The mashup of music and technology sometimes yields unexpected results. In this geekfest, CDZA co-founder Joe Sabia shows what happens when he translated the lyrics of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through languages in Google Translate, then take what remains and translate it back into English. WATCH:
Featuring Jeremie Harris as Will Smith.
Notes from the creator:
"Technically speaking, all but the first verse were translated. The lyrics were translated from English to the world's most spoken language (Mandarin), to the second most (Spanish), to the third most, to the fourth most, ETC, putting all 64 languages in order by finding the demographic population size on every language on Wikipedia."
"The last translation we put it through was "Esperanto", because apparently, only 10,000 people speak it.
No one has an official language of "Latin", but we had to assume a lot of people are still able to speak it. So that was a bit ambiguous.
Proper Nouns never really changed. Neither did numbers, as you can tell in the last stanza, "7,8".
We have no idea why we did this."