You want to be a cool parent, right? Of course you do! As parents, we’re always looking for new and engaging ways to entertain our children, especially when it comes to the things we do on a daily basis, like reading his favorite story … for the fifteenth time in a row.
The guys over at The Cruz Show on Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station must have felt the same way. In a segment called “Bedtime Story Freestyle,” different recording artists took on the challenge of singing the Anna Dewdney’s children’s story, Llama Llama Red Pajama over various melodies.
Check out the videos below and let us know which artists you think had the best rendition. And make sure to check out Power 106’s YouTube Channel for more videos.
You know Chris “Ludacris” Bridges from either his role as Tej Parker in the Fast the the Furious movie franchise, or from his music career which spans back to the late 90’s during which he produced hits like “Move Bitch” and “Stand Up.”
In this episode of Bedtime Story Freestyle, Bridges, a father of three, looks like he is having a blast rapping about the tumultuous saga of Baby Llama as he waits for his Llama Mama.
Sydney Royel Selby III, better known by his stage name, Desiigner, is a fairly fresh name in the hip hop scene, starting his career in 2014. Although he’s not a parent, the energy he brings to the children’s story is just plain fun to watch.
Whether it’s the bobbing up and down to the beat, the ear-to-ear grin across his face, the constant laughing, or the fact that he interrupts the DJ to get the studio riled up in a sing-along of The Temptation’s “My Girl,” shows just how passionate this young man is about performing.
Camila Cabello is a Cuban-born American singer and songwriter and member of the all-female group Fifth Harmony. Her performance, compared to the other artists, sounds more like a professionally produced record than a freestyle, which I think is a credit to both her vocal and song writing abilities.
Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, better known by his stage name D.R.A.M. (Does. Real. Ass. Music.) is an American rapper, singer, and song writer. In his performance, he raps the popular children’s book over the instrumentals of his 2016 song “Broccoli” featuring Lil Yachty.
Like Desiigner, D.R.A.M. appears to show a lot of enthusiasm for his craft which creates a very entertaining performance.
Brian Collins, or Kid Ink, is an an American hip-hop artist and producer. His performance of Llama Llama Red Pajama, much like Camila Cabello’s, sounds more like a produced track than an on-the-spot freestyle at a radio station.
His rendition of the book is both catchy and fun to listen to. So much so, even, that he surprises the DJ by finishing the book, something he admits doesn’t usually happen during the segment.
Now that you’ve seen them, which performance was your favorite?