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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.

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Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy

Yooka-Laylee’s official rap is just as terrible as we hoped

The sequel to the "DK Rap" is finally here.

By Josh Harmon | 04/3/2017 04:30 PM PT

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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.

Read More


About Josh Harmon

view all posts

Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy