Milwaukee man finds a hit with Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre mash-ups
MILWAUKEE (CBS58) --- Milwaukee resident Wes Tank found the perfect match. Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre.
Tank owns his own media company, Tank Think; he's also a rapper. He says he started slipping a Dr. Seuss rap into his sets about 5 years ago and people went wild.
"I would pair them with Dr. Dre beats because it was kind of a funny doctor and doctor thing." Tank said, via FaceTime from his home in the Washington Heights neighborhood. "But for some reason, the beats and the books just go together really well. Kind of scarily well."
Tank was asked to perform Dr. Seuss raps at an annual fundraiser at Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan. He was booked to perform at birthday parties. He says people always told him he needs to put it on YouTube. He agreed, but he wanted to make sure it was done right.
"I'm very busy with video work most of the time." said Tank. "I don't really prioritize my rap career. But during quarantine, I'm kind of stuck in the house and I'm like this is kind of a perfect thing to do right now."
So far, Wes has posted three YouTube videos. He's rapped Fox in Socks,Green Eggs & Ham and The Lorax. It went viral on Reddit last week and combined, the three videos are approaching a million views.
"I'm just happy to provide this cultural mash-up for people." he said. "I say, I am not a doctor myself. I'm just a nurse rap-titioner."
Tank says he plans to add a new video each week with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish coming soon.
Look for more on Wes Tank coming up on the April 19th edition of CBS 58 Sunday Morning.