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'Llama Llama' is the Parenting Rap You've Always Wanted

Ludacris rapped the popular children's book during a radio appearance

Jody Allard

Published on: September 06, 2017


If your kids are anything like mine, you've probably read them the popular "Llama Llama" books roughly 10 million times. There have been periods in my life when I read them so frequently that I began to wonder if "Llama Llama Misses Mama" belonged on my tombstone. But never did I imagine those familiar lyrics becoming a catchy rap song. 

But thanks to rapper Chris Bridges, better known as Ludacris, you can give your voice a rest tonight and share a bedtime rap intead. During a radio appearance with a Los Angeles station, Power 106 The Cruz Show, Ludacris performed a freestyle rap of "Llama Llama Red Pajama" that will make you see the children's classic in a whole new light.

Ludacris is a parent himself, and it's no wonder that he's familiar with the children's favorite. But it makes us wonder: Why aren't there more rap versions of children's books? As much as we love Caspar Babypants, we're ready for an entire album of bedtime story raps. From "Go, Dog, Go!" to "Goodnight Moon," we can hear the beat already.

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