In the spirit of the season, I’m going to share the love. With you.
Anna Dewdney was an American author/illustrator. She wrote the first Llama Llama book (Llama Llama Red Pajama) in 2005. Her Llama books address a wide range of childhood joys and concerns, including getting-along-with-others, grumpiness-with-parents, and necessity-of-sharing. Unfortunately, Ms. Dewdney passed away in 2016 from a brain tumor. Her work lives on in the hearts of millions of children. And adults. LLRP has been stuck in my head for A LONG TIME (like worse than “Call Me Maybe” which I’m thinking really should’ve been “Call Me, Maybe”). Hence, the sharing.
Llama is now available in book(s), stuffies, television, and clothing.
Monday confessions: the sing-along left me cold.
LLRP isn’t a foo-foo song, it’s a RAP. J Cruz of The Cruz Show (Power 106 LA) had the brilliant idea of inviting rappers to rap this book and the results are sheer perfection.
Please enjoy renditions by:
Kid Ink (killed it)
Warm Brew (wholesome and heartwarming)
Camila Cabello (perfect)
DJ Khaled (my least favorite)
Lil Yachty (autotune fun over OutKast’s “Ms. Jackson”)
Ayo & Teo (nice interplay between A & T)
Desiigner (hard-hitting Llama)
Migos (Llama starts at 14:00, swear alert)
Remy Ma (swears, major swears)
Jeezy (he has kind of a hard time getting into it)
GoldLink (sweary and oedipal)
and here’s Miguel reading Llama Llama Holiday Drama (lovely and mellamdic)
D.R.A.M. performs my favorite version and I’ll include it as today’s Musical Moment.