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27 August 2014, 11:29 | Updated: 28 August 2014, 16:34
A rapper's response to a teacher's request for an inspirational and fast rap for her students has resulted in an incredible viral video based on Mozart's 'Rondo Alla Turca'.
The rapper, who performs under the name Mac Lethal (real name David McCleary Sheldon), was asked by a high school teacher to come up with a fast rap to inspire her pupils that, crucially, didn't contain any swearing.
The teacher, Mrs. Francine, wrote: "I'm a 53-year-old high school teacher, and I love your YouTube videos… Would you consider making a fast rap video for my students, to inspire them to be great? With no bad words?"
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Lethal responded with the above video, in which he doles out some life lessons over a vinyl recording of Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11, otherwise known as 'Rondo Alla Turca'.
Advice from Lethal includes such gems as "put the nuggets down, put some veggies on your plate, exercise a bit, feel incredible and great!"
Classic FM's very own Aled Jones was so impressed by Mac Lethal's rhyming skills that he penned a short verse of his own, under the guise of 'MC Choirboy':
Speculation about a touted deal between MC Choirboy and Def Jam Recordings remains unconfirmed.