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'Downton Abbey': The rap song (really)



File: In this image released by PBS, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, left, and Hugh Boneville as Lord Grantham are shown in a scene from the second season on
File: In this image released by PBS, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, left, and Hugh Boneville as Lord Grantham are shown in a scene from the second season on "Downton Abbey," a drama about life in an English country estate.
Nick Briggs/PBS/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece/AP

Like the rest of pop culture-loving America (and much of the rest of the KPCC staff), I'm a huge fan of "Downton Abbey." Like the rest of a much more specific subgroup, I'm also a fan of nerd rapper Adam WarRock. So when I saw that Adam dropped a new track told from the perspective of Lord Grantham called "Downton"? Bliss.

The track gets a slight downgrade from me, as I would've loved to hear it based around the "Downton" theme with some amped up beats, but the "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" sample by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz is a classic too. I'm in from the opening, with Grantham saying, "Perfectly acceptable. And if his grace doesn't like it, he can lump it."

As Adam puts it, it's "The best rap song about an early 20th century period drama centered around property law that you'll ever hear. Believe that."

The best four lines:

And the best run for "Downton" fans: "I got a black heart like Mary, ladies stay wary, mind like Matt Crawley, eyes bigger than all these, lips sharp like Edith, and progressive like Sybil, and I leave 'em like Pamuk if these rappers try to quibble. And I don't give a what? Like the Dowager Countess. I don't get the weekend, never sit around the house."

If you're interested in more Adam, he's taken on Parks & Rec, Firefly, a million tracks (approximately) about comic books and a wide variety of other stuff. Oh, and even Ryan Gosling.

(Hat tip: Vulture)