Cat Raps

HORTON HEARS A HOOCHIE Tupac Shakur and Dr. Seuss are the kings of postmortem product. Seuss's ninth posthumous book shipped last week; Shakur is on his fifth beyond-the-grave album. How do they stack up?

DR. SEUSS (1904-91)

TITLE Gerald McBoing Boing

RELEASED 2/15/00

SALES 100,000 shipped

SAMPLE RHYME "When a fellow goes skrzeek! he won't have any friends. For once he says, 'Clang clang clang' all the fun ends."

TUPAC (1971-96) [TITLE] Still I Rise

[RELEASED] 12/14/99

[SALES] Over 500,000 sold

[SAMPLE RHYME] "Blast me? It could never happen, at least not while I'm walkin' and rappin'."


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