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A Rap Song About Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey Rap

Rapper Adam WarRock calls it: "the best rap song about an early 20th century period drama centered around property law that you'll ever hear."

That's not just grandstanding - he's absolutely right. Rapping from the viewpoint of the Earl of Grantham, the song begins with "If his grace doesn't like it, he can lump it." Oh, snap!

You can download the "Downton Abbey" rap song on WarRock's website.

Here's what the clever WarRock had to say about what inspired him to craft his hip little ditty about "Downton:"

Downton Abbey is the kind of thing that you hear about, and you’re all like, “That sounds terrible.” And then even one of your best friends won’t shut up about it, and then you have to fly to Seattle and see that the first season is only $9.99 on iTunes (God bless you PBS), and you watch it on the plane, and get completely obsessed with it. And then you’re calling your friend and saying things like “I’m at the part where Matthew Crawley is investigating the entail for Lord Grantham, and the Dowager Countess finds out about it,” and you realize you’re whispering because honestly, what the HELL are you even saying?

My new anthem: "And we sip earl grey when the day is done."

Comments

Avatar for user 'Pat Finn'

Pat Finn, KPBS Staff | March 1, 2012 at 1:17 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

Pretty wonderful, by Jove! WarRock, although kinda hard to pronounce, is spot on.

Regarding the series, could there be anything better than the scene in the finale when Sir Richard angrily says he's leaving and no one will see him again, and the Dowager Countess says, "Do you promise?"

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Avatar for user 'Angela Carone'

Angela Carone, KPBS Staff | March 1, 2012 at 3:21 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

Everything the Dowager Countess says is fantastic. My favorite is when poor Lady Edith is lamenting whether she'll ever find true love, the Dowager Countess replies: "Don't be defeatist, darling. It's so middle class."

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