It’s time to admit I have a problem…

I wrote one more #operaplot tweet today. It’s for Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. But as a rap. I thought that would be particularly appropriate, since the whole show is about Oedipus’s hubris, which seems to fit right into the rap genre.  So this is what I came up with…

Oedipus Rex

Ego Rex,yo! With my mad flow. Tiresias be hatin on my bling tho. Cuz I’m the king, aint no other. Is my ho fly? Word to my mother! #operaplot

See how I snuck the latin in there?

The problem is, it wouldn’t leave my head. I kept on singing the damn thing all day. So tonight, instead of promoting my string quartet, or working on my opera, (or packing for my trip to LA tomorrow), I spent my precious few free hours after rehearsal trying to produce a passable hip hop track.

So, with my sincere apologies, I will subject you to the results.

[audio:|titles=OedipusJam Rendered]

ed: I think I mispronounced the “ego” at the very beginning.  (Should be aego, not eego).  My latin teacher would kill me.  If I had ever taken latin.

If you’d like to read my other #operaplots, you can find them here and here.  I also made a fairly ridiculous attempt to classify the many hundreds of #operaplots that others have written.


Apr 2010

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  1. Dave Moschler #

    I have to say Brian, this is pretty amazing. Sort of like Prince Paul meets PDQ Bach. Definitely one of the best #operaplots I have ever seen (does #operaplot allow submissions for opera-oratorios?).

  2. Becky #

    Love this Brian!

  3. 3

    Actually, it sounds like Humpty. I think you’ve got an 80’s thing going on, or perhaps an early 90’s thing. But don’t quit the day job…

  4. Jennifer Peterson #

    Word, yo. #operaplot

  5. Michael Fitch #

    Guess what Stravinsky is going in his grave right now?

    (Ha ha, you thought I was going to say Rolling over!)

    Truly one of the best raps I’ve heard in the CIR (Caucasian Intellectual Rap) genre.

  6. 6

    Oh no he di’int’.

  7. 7

    This was brilliant!!!! Good luck from a fellow wangsta.

    • Brian Rosen #

      Ha! Wangsta! Urban Dictionary FTW!


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