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Improving your life with Mozart (and rap)

Posted at 9:00 AM on August 28, 2014 by Brett Baldwin (2 Comments)
Filed under: Education, In the media, Unexpected Classical

Kansas city-based rapper (and one time Rhymesayers recording artist) Mac Lethal catapulted into the spotlight with his incredibly popular, video singing/rapping "Look at Me Now" while making pancakes. That viral hit earned Mac Lethal press from The Washington Post and an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres's show … and a massive following on YouTube, which he encourages to email him with questions and comments.

His latest video may put him in the spotlight one more time. Mac Lethal posted this video on August 25th, 2014, responding to a letter he says he received from a teacher.

Dear Mr. Mac Lethal,

My name is Mrs. Francine, I'm a 53-year-old high-school music teacher, and I love your YouTube videos. The problem is I can't play them for my students because they contain too many bad words. Would you consider making a fast rap video for my students, to inspire them to be great? With no bad words?

Sincerely,
Mrs. Francine

p.s. Do you like Mozart?

In response, Mac Lethal made this guide to life's best practices to the tune of Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11, commonly known as the "Turkish March." See if you can keep up:

Mrs. Francine saw the video and wrote back that she and her students were "flattered beyond belief."

If you want to see what Classical MPR is doing to make classical music relevant to kids, please check out Music for Learning, our education site.



Comments (2)

this is GREAT!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sande | August 28, 2014 2:52 PM


It was pretty nice of him to go out of his way like that. I'm still not sure some of the content in his rap is necessarily high-school appropriate, but nonetheless, he is pretty talented.

-Matt
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