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Five Seasons of The Wire — In Rap

You know, I've seen a lot of clever "X TV Show in Y Minutes"-type videos in my day, but this one might be my new favorite. To promote the giant complete series set of The Wire, HBO has put together a summary of all five seasons of the series — in rap.

Seeing characters like Frank Sobotka and D'Angelo brings back all kinds of memories, of course, but I'm also getting a kick out of the lyrics — I mean, they manage to rhyme "his own" and "Brother Mouzone" at one point. And I don't know if I've ever heard a more concise summary of the whole first season than "the judge had heard enough/the witness goes down/the wire goes up." That about covers it, right?

To state the (very) obvious: If you haven't seen the whole series, this video will have tons of spoilers. But you knew that, right? To check it out, just



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Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 7 years
I Love this show to death. And that rap was simply BRILLIANT!! Loved the inclusion of Clay Davis' now-famous pay off line at the end. Think I'll start watching the series from the start again...
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
I love this show. Thank you for posting this. :)
lesmar912 lesmar912 7 years
Great show! Watched all 5 seasons over the summer on DVD! That rap was a great recap...especially love the end :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Love it. Thanks, Buzz!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Love it. Thanks, Buzz!
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