For Wes Tank, the doctor is definitely in.
A few months ago, he was inspired to rap the lyrics of a well-known children’s book to a Dr. Dre beat he had on his phone. Now, the filmmaker and performance artist from Wisconsin has gone viral for the best of reasons!
His first Dr. Seuss mash-up happened spontaneously onstage, and his fans adored it. But with the launch of his new media production company, Tankthink, in February, he didn’t pursue the creative outlet further.
Unfortunately, when the COVID-19 quarantine began, his new business hit an immediate slump, so he decided to revisit his popular Dr. Seuss-meets-Dr. Dre raps.
“There was a good week there where I was just kind of walking to the park every day,” Wes said. “I was picking up trash and just thinking a lot about my life and what to do next and how I could contribute, as a creative, to what’s happening in the world.”
He sat down in his home library and produced a video of himself rapping along to “Fox In Sox,” with Dr. Dre’s beats providing the perfect background music. The end result was so engaging and clever that Wes instantly went viral!
Any parent who has delved into one of Dr. Seuss’ famous rhyming narratives can tell you that it’s not easy to get those tongue twisters right. The fact that Wes manages to clearly enunciate each word is impressive by itself, but he also maintains a flawless rhythm.
Since his initial rise to fame, Wes has shared several more videos of himself rapping Seuss classics like “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Lorax,” and “Cat in the Cat.”
We can’t believe nobody has thought of these epic mash-ups before! They have just the right amount of nostalgia and skill!
Watch the “Fox In Sox” performance that made Wes famous in the video below, and share the fun with your friends. For more stories of joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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