YouTuber Goes Viral for Rapping Dr. Seuss Rhymes Over Dr. Dre Beats

Photograph of YouTuber Wes Tank

Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us indoors, artists around the world continue to find new outlets for their creativity. YouTuber Wes Tank used his extra time to rap Dr. Seuss rhymes over Dr. Dre beats in a surprisingly perfect musical mashup. His video of Fox in Sox has gone viral as a must-see interpretation of the classic children's books.

The Wisconsin-based artist calls this series a passion project that he had been meaning to try for quite some time. When the pandemic lessened Tank's workload, he figured now was as good a time as any to give it a go, and began crafting the musical experiment in his dining room. Tank had no idea that his Fox in Sox rap would garner so much attention. “I was shocked to find out we were on the front page of Reddit and then trending on YouTube,” he told NBC15. “After that happened it just sort of spiraled. The views were tripling and quadrupling, and before you know it, we were above a million.”

Once you see Tank's rapping skills in action, however, it's easy to see why. The talented singer manages to not only keep up with Dr. Seuss' tongue-twisting language but also deliver it with exceptional finesse. Tank continues to pair more of Dr. Seuss' works like Green Eggs and Ham and The Lorax with other Dr. Dre beats. Adults and children alike have reached out to the YouTuber to express their excitement over a new way to appreciate the well-known classics.

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YouTuber Wes Tank raps Dr. Seuss rhymes over Dr. Dre beats in incredible video series.

Tank remixes some of Dr. Seuss' most famous rhymes, including Fox in Sox, Green Eggs and Ham, and the Lorax.

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All images via Wes Tank. 

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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