When I wrote this post, I never dreamed I would get so many comments from other people, I’ve chosen to post just a select few, but the fun thing is that so many people recognize “Fur Elise” prominently featured in this wonderful hip=hop song!!
I’m always taken aback when someone says to me that they “hate” rap music, or that it’s nothing but noise and hateful, dangerous messages. It’s what I call “contempt prior to investigation.” In my experience, there is no class, category or genre of music that is totally without merit…including rap.
I don’t remember when I first heard this song, but it was probably around 2003? I was driving to Hilton Head Island for a wonderful vacation and the radio stations were limited, so I was just listening to whatever the strongest signal was and trying to learn a little about other kinds of music than my preferred kind. Suddenly this song came on and the words just blew me away. I loved it!! I did my best to find out who the artist was and what the name of it was.
I was playing it for a colleague the other day who pointed out to me that underlying the whole song is a motive from Beethoven’s “Fur Elise!” I couldn’t believe that that had not risen to my consciousness but there it was. I hope you’ll enjoy this, listen to it many times and share it with friends.