Dr. Seuss isn’t a stranger to musical stylings. Everyone knows the most heinous lines of the classic songs from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but sometimes you just need to add “hip” in front of Hop on Pop.
Run D.M.C. gave Dr. Seuss a shout-out on “Peter Piper,” but the author behind many kids’ first experience with unconventional, off-the-wall rhymes has been begging to make his way back into the rap game. Sure, Tyler, the Creator did some jokey Cat in the Hat shtick, and the good doctor battled it out against the bard in an Epic Rap Battle of History, but as far as taking influence from modern hip-hop, there’s been a lack. Insofar as there can be a lack of this kind of thing. In any case, thanks to rapper Win Nevaluze, you’ll be asking who exactly Horton is hearing.
That’s right, it turns out that Seuss’ There’s a Wocket in My Pocket can be rapped over a sample of the Migos hit “Walk It Talk It” with barely a line out of place.
The rapper has hype men peppering in ad-libs to replicate the multi-member crew, which only makes the song eerily similar to the one playing on the radio. There’s something universal about easy rhymes and quick verses, either in children’s books or music.