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I don't know. But I'm betting it would be better than the bulk of so-called "Catholic hip-hop."
Listen to an MP3 clip of "Son Still Shines" by "Fr. Pontifex," an Indiana priest who is a featured artist on a new Catholic hip-hop CD plugged at PhatMass.com, and a potential fill-in for the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley if Ozzy is unavailable.
The Godfather of Catholic Hip-Hop is rapping friar Fr. Stan Fortuna, whose ode to chastity, "The Zipper Song," may be heard here along with a few of his other numbers.
On a different note, here's Pope Leo XIII's presentation of (I believe) the Hail Mary, from a recording of Allesandro Moreschi, the last castrato, listening to whom also makes you wince, but in a different way. (Via Fr Sibley)