We recently stumbled across the rather amusing “Epic Rap Battles of History”. In at number 12 was the Shakespeare vs Dr Seuss battle. For those who aren’t acquanted with battle rapping, it’s a freestyle rapping competition between two or more rappers in front of an audience, with the aim of insulting the other rappers in rhyme.
The comedy video features such great disses from Dr Seuss as “I could not, would not, on a boat, read any of the boring ass stories you wrote”. Shakespeare has a few come backs in this video, but I’d like to think had rap battles been around in Shakespeare’s day he’d have wiped the floor with these pretenders to the throne!