Tyler, The Creator Raps the New Dr. Seuss Book on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ [VIDEO]
The last time Tyler, The Creator visited Jimmy Kimmel Live, he reminisced about his days working at Starbucks and reveled how he came up with his stage name. Now the Odd Future leader hits the late-night stage to rap a new Dr. Seuss book.
What Pet Should I Get?, a newly uncovered story by late children's book author Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, was released earlier this week. To commemorate this occasion, Jimmy Kimmel invited Tyler to recite the book in rap form -- all while dressed in a Cat-in-the-Hat suit.
"The book is believed to have been written between 1958 and 1962," Kimmel says in his introduction. "And because it was written a long time ago, we thought it would be a good idea to freshen it up and give it a bit of a modern spin."
Tyler then steps into the spotlight dressed as the famed fictional cat and starts spitting the lines of the story. While he's a master at letting his rhymes flow, he clearly has some trouble with Geisel's words. Kimmel realizes this and encourages him to go more with the rhythm of the backing track. Tyler tries again but fails. Then Kimmel urges the rapper to work on the "flow," which he finally gets. In true Tyler, The Creator form, he tells Kimmel the segment is "wack."
Take a look at Tyler, The Creator rap while being dressed as the Cat in the Hat and his performances of "Pilot," "Smuckers" and the title track off his latest LP, Cherry Bomb, below.
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