Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died on Wednesday at age 56, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. With his numerous contributions in technology, finance and the music industry, Jobs has been revered as one of the premier minds of our generation, leading to countless tributes and memorials over the last few days. One DJ has decided the most appropriate way to celebrate his life and help mourn our collective loss is by incorporating Jobs' memorable words with an of-the-moment "inspirational" pop duet. "Nicki Minaj x Sketchomatic: A Steve Jobs Tribute," takes Jobs' commencement speech to the Stanford University Class of 2005 and sprinkles its most poignant thoughts throughout Nicki Minaj and Rihanna's "Fly." Strange bedfellows is an understatement, but the Nicki-RiRi track is supposed to be about overcoming obstacles, preparing to soar, etc.—even if the biggest takeaway is not to get a leopard print dye job before a video shoot—so naturally the advice of a computer wiz is relevant to a new generation about to enter the workforce is fitting. Or something.
We're not going to lecture about the right and wrong way to grieve, nor diminish the value of tribute songs that commemorate a notable loss, though. There's a precedence for inspirational commencement speeches getting monstrous radio play—"Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)," the Mary Schmich essay-Kurt Vonnegut MIT speech that Baz Luhrmann turned into a successful single in 1999—but since Minaj and Rihanna's song was notable before getting the remix treatment we're not entirely convinced this will replicate that success, not approve of the odd coupling. Listen for yourselves, below.