Rita Wilson, who along with her husband, Tom Hanks, was one of the first celebrities to contract the coronavirus, posted a video of her rapping the verses to this song
while recovering under quarantine on March 22, 2020. Wilson had learned the song for her role in the 2019 movie Boy Genius
, where she plays a tutor. When she posted the video, she braced for ridicule but was surprised to hear that Vin Rock from Naughty By Nature loved it. Rock put together a remix with her vocals
that was posted on April 6, with proceeds going to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. "'Hip Hop Hooray' is like modern day Shakespeare," Wilson said of the song. "It took me a month to learn because it's so complex and nuanced."