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Rapper claims credit for Shakespeare’s plays by humming over the words

Alas, poor Yo!Theatre critics are in uproar today after it emerged that an American rapper has been credited with co-authoring Shakespeare’s plays.

‘It’s an art form, what I do’, he told reporters. ‘For years I’ve been talking over other people’s songs, and getting half the royalties. One day my manager asked me if I could hum. I was like, ‘yeah, man, who can’t hum?’ And then he got me humming over the top of Shakespeare’s, like, plays. Now they’re half mine – I’m part of the creative team, cos of what I done. Awesome’.

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Posted: Feb 27th, 2014
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John Cage ‘still being cheated out of royalties for his silent work’

nothing to see here, just cough a bit, and move along (© NewsBiscuit)‘I’ve lost count of the times I’ve caught office staff getting on with their work while shamelessly listening to 4’33”.’

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Posted: Oct 25th, 2010
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