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Arthur singing Eminem’s “Not Afraid” is the Internet’s greatest new mashup

on January 05, 2017, 12:10pm


If you thought the Arthur meme train was slowing down, think again. After the gentle aardvark’s clenched fist embodied an entire generation’s frustration, more and more memes sprouted, some so distasteful that WGBH, the station that airs Arthur, voiced their displeasure. (Chance the Rapper mitigated things somewhat with a lovely cover of the Arthur theme song.) Well, now Mylo the Cat — otherwise known as video editor Adam Schleichkorn — has taken it to the next level.

Schleichkorn is known for mashing hip-hop songs with children’s TV shows, but this is his first go at the aardvark. And who better for Arthur, the Internet’s favorite avatar of rage and rebellion, to pair up with than the notoriously volatile Eminem? The trim, 90-second clip finds Arthur singing “Not Afraid” from Em’s 2010 album Recovery, and, as always, it’s amazing how much Schleichkorn’s edits make it look as if Arthur’s truly the one singing. Check out the video above.