There are some truly recognizable doctors in the world – Dr. Fauci, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Dr. Death – and while some of them seem to have tarnished their reputations currently, name recognition is usually a good thing.
Which isn’t something you need to tell either Dr. Seuss or Dr. Dre, two characters who are equally famous, though only one is typically suitable for kids.
This mashup proves that not everything is cut and dried, or black and white, when it comes to good, old fashioned family fun.
Milwaukee rapper and filmmaker Wes Tank has long thought that Seuss and Dre would come together perfectly. Now that he has more time on his hands, he’s actually gone and done it – he’s layered a reading of Fox in Socks over Dre’s “What’s the Difference” and “Let Me Ride,” and y’all…people are loving it.
He credits his inspiration to a random moment when he rapped One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish several years ago – and since Seuss’s wordplay is intricate and tough to rap, the accomplishment is real.
Tank has done several books/songs now, and you can check them all out on his YouTube channel.
As for the unexpected attention, he talked about it with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“I think this is helping families a little bit to cope and to have something positive that is going to make you laugh, and is not cynical, and it’s not the news. There are so many kids out there who have no clue about what is going on in the world and that naivete is sort of fragile, and everybody’s parents are a little tense. So when people send videos of their kids glued to screens watching this, that just warms my heart.
It’s true that we’re all in need of a little distraction these days, and for me and my family, these videos certainly did the trick.
Whether you were a fan of Seuss, a fan of Dre, a fan of both or neither, these mashups are going to make you fall in love with both – for the first time, or all over again.