I have recently come across a YouTube channel called Epic Rap Battles of History. I love the use of verbal play and cadence, and how it is employed to teach history and literature on this site. I cannot personally rap for beans, but I do like the form. Please check out the links below the poem, there is a lot to explore for those of you unfamiliar with it.
I’m no battler. I lack the flow.
I can’t drop bars; cuz I’m much to slow.
A sonnet or cinquain, their my thing
But I can’t rap – for anything
And it’s like Weird Al, cuz I’m White and nerdy
I am nonetheless a fan of all things wordy
No, it’s more like – a personal thing
Just look at Yahzick, that “nerd” can sing
Epic Rap Battle – Literature:
Epic Rap Battle – History (A bit rude):
Epic Rap Battle – Philosophy (Warning contains a lot of swearing):