During a trip to the pet shop (with a little more hip-hop), Tyler, The Creator recited the latest posthumous work from Dr. Seuss on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
When a manuscript believed to be 50 years old surfaced, publishers continued the legacy of the witty author with a tale about children choosing the perfect pet. Its lines have all the rhyme schemes typical of The Green Eggs and Ham scribe but the host of ABC’s late night show felt What Pet Should I Get needed a modern update.
Kimmel put a beat on for the rapper, and Tyler accepted the challenge. He dressed up like the Cat in the Hat and got to spitting. Who knew bars about dogs, fish, rabbits, and cats could be so lit.
The rapper performed his songs “Cherry Bomb” and “Smuckers” after the skit, but check out Tyler’s lyrical patterns here.