Cambridge college choir goes viral for their take on the Louis Theroux rap
- Credit: St John's Voices/TikTok
A Cambridge college choir has gone viral on TikTok with its take on a famous Louis Theroux rap.
St John's Voices, a mixed-voice choir at St John's College, transformed the rap into an Anglican chant which has since been viewed more than 2.7 million times on the social media platform.
The lyrics emerged in 2000 during a Weird Weekends episode, when Louis Theroux travelled to New Orleans for a documentary about the US rap scene.
He repeated the lyrics on an episode of Amelia Dimoldenberg's "Chicken Shop Date" in February 2022, which itself went viral on TikTok.
The rendition by St John's Voices was arranged by choir conductor Graham Walker.
The video "My money don't jiggle jiggle ...but as an Anglican chant" was recorded in St John's College chapel and posted to social media last week (June 5).
It was posted with the caption: "We finished the psalter a little early this year, so we had to branch out.
"Non tinnit pecunia mea."
The final part of the caption translates to: "My money doesn't jingle."
One TikTok comment by Kevin reads: "Imagine people in 10,000 years hearing this and trying to interpret the words with absolutely no context."
Another commenter wrote: "The true abdominal exercise - controlling your laughter while singing."