Today I found myself reciting rhymes from The Cat in the Hat. It just came to me out of nowhere, and I must say it was lots of fun to find that I remember those words and rhymes from childhood.
But then I started making associations, and one thing led to another. Surely I am not the only one who has fond memories of Dr. Seuss. And I can’t help but notice the similarity in form between his work and modern rap songs.
I wonder whether the rap stars of today were influenced, as small children, by the work of Theodore Geisel. I am guessing that it would not be considered cool for anyone to admit the connection.
But nonetheless, we were all exposed to his brilliant rhyming when we were little children. Maybe, in a way that people don’t care to admit, the man had a lot to do with the birth of hip hop.