As promised, the composer behind the legendary “D.K. Rap” from Donkey Kong 64, Grant Kirkhope, has released a new video game rap, this time as a promotion for the upcoming Playtonic platformer Yooka-Laylee.
It is not good, but I suppose that’s kind of the point. In fact, it’s mostly just a bunch of factual statements about Yooka-Laylee, proving all the fodder you need to get excited about the game and/or post a bunch of comments about how JonTron isn’t actually a racist.
The rap was released on April 1st, but it’s not really a joke in any sense of the word. If this new rap is intentionally bad, it doesn’t veer off into self-parody by any stretch of the imagination. As promised by the earlier teaser rap released by Kirkhope, it’s just another song in the cheesy vein of the original “D.K. Rap,” which we’ve embedded below in case you’ve somehow never heard it.
Yooka-Laylee releases April 11th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux. A Nintendo Switch version is also on the way.