Dr. Seuss as a rap artist (VIDEO)

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on 2 March 1904 and he is best-known for his children’s books written under the name, Dr. Seuss. He made reading fun and his birthday has become National Education Association’s annual National Read Across America Day.

Seuss was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, but died at age 87 in San Diego. During his lifetime, he won two Academy Awards (“Hitler Lives” in 1945 and “Design for Death” in 1947–both documentaries and not animation/cartoons for children), two Emmys (“The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat,” 1982; “Halloween Is Grinch Night, 1977), a Peabody award and a Pulitzer. He graduated from Darthmouth College in 1925 in English literature, but never earned a Ph.D. although Dartmouth gave him an honorary doctorate.

Dr. Seuss remains an inspiration for many. Brandon Temmel of Dayton, Ohio thinks that most of rap is crap (that’s in his lyrics) and this Christian music muscian who is only 17 (as listed by his profile on YouTube), wrote this Dr. Seuss rap with a little help from Dr. Seuss.

Is this something you could dance to?

This video was posted on Temmel’s YouTube channel on 31 May 2010. Weird Al Yankovic also did a rap version of “Green Eggs & Ham.”


one fish two fish red fish blue fish
black fish blue fish old fish new fish
some are red and some are blue. some are old and some are new.
some are sad and some are glad. And some are very, very bad.

You wonder why I’m makin’ this Dr. Seuss Rap?
It’s ’cause all the other artists out there singing are crap!
All the artists now, they’re thinking they can rhyme,
But listen to me man, they’re just wastin’ their time!

Some are thin and some are fat. The fat one has a yellow hat.
From there to here, from here to there, funny things everywhere.
Here are some who like to run. They run for fun in the hot, hot sun
Oh me! Oh my! What a lot of funny things go by.

So let me just say right here and right now,
I ain’t got a clue what he’s talkin’ about.
But I’m makin’ these rhymes just to show you that
Dr. Seuss should’ve been the King of Rap!

Now, some have two feet and some have four.
Some have six feet and some have more.
Where do they come from? I cant say.
But i bet they have come a long, long way.

I’m gonna repeat this one more time;
Listen man, only Dr. Seuss can rhyme!
This is just the start to show you that
Dr. Seuss is the King of Rap!


About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

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