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Literary master Dr. Seuss was hailed for the simplicity he infused into his work. Though simple, the sing-song rhyming style of his writing has had a profound effect on the genre known as hip-hop. How many rappers who have had any type of success employed a sing-song type flow? Countless. Ja Rule and Nelly owe their whole careers to Dr. Seuss for making simple raps favorable. To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2) , our friends at put together a list of rappers who reference the writer, poet, and artist known to the world as Dr. Seuss. Take a look at an excerpt:


Sharing his whimsy and economy in their straightforward and catchy story-filled raps, Queens rap legends Run-DMC reference Seuss in their 1986 hit ‘Peter Piper,’ exclaiming, “Now Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose both did their thing, but Jam Master’s gettin’ loose and D.M.C.’s the king.”

For the rest of the list, click here.


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Rappers Who Show Love For Dr. Seuss In Their Rhymes  was originally published on