Fizza-Ma-Wizza-Ma-Dill: The Elegance Of Trap And Dr. Seuss

A sign installed at an interactive exhibition dedicated to Dr. Seuss at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on July 6, 2004. Less than a week ago, rapper Win Nevaluze uploaded a dramatic reading of the Dr. Seuss deep cut Wocket In My Pocket , to the time of Migos ‘ current single " Walk It Like I Talk It ." The video, complete with handheld camera zooms and supporting ad-libs, quickly got caught up in the internet riptide and currently sits just shy of a million views. It’s not the first time the jolting, ad-lib-heavy flow of Migos has been wielded in service of children’s literature. Prompted by a radio show in January 2017, the North Atlanta rappers themselves recited the words to Llama Llama Red Pajama over the beat of their No. 1 hit " Bad and Boujee ." The syllabic emphases of rap is perfectly suited for the re-painting of a nursery rhyme, requiring minimal effort but maximum meme-ability. Other rappers have recited kids’ books in their own respective flows: Big Shaq , Jeezy and YG have all accepted the challenge. But this new Wocket In My Pocket video seems to prove that the Migos’ flow is […]

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