Sunday, 13 March 2011

Canterbury Tales Rap

A search on YT for 'canterbury tales rap' turns up about a hundred results; mostly aging English teachers trying to be hip. But this is the best one; you can tell these guys really know what they're saying, and put the rhythm of the poem well to a rap beat. More than that, their pronunciation is excellent.

If you haven't read any Chaucer and lack the incentive, let me provide you with some: a few of the Canterbury Tales are absolutely filthy, even by internet standards. Stuff ranging from anallingus to St Paul going around magically covering people's entire bodies with penises. And contrary to internet standards, they're almost always funny. Look up the Miller's Tale for a start.

14 comments:

  1. haha nice. Never would have expected a rap on this subject matter..funny nonetheless.

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  2. haha i laughed so hard. I'm showing this to my friends later tonight. I didn't understand a word if it wasn't for the subtitles. Ye canterbury!

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  3. That's pretty dang cool, I remember reading the canterbury tales.

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  4. I just realized the Beastie Boys have been ripping off Chaucer for decades. Revelatory. Following.

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  5. wow i have no clue what i just watched

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  6. I have no idea what they just said but theyre definitely channelling Beastie Boys. one of the guys even looks like Will Ferrell in that new movie.

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