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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