The opening cutscene for Rare’s Donkey Kong 64 was rather unconventional, to say the least. The game opened with the “Donkey Kong Rap,” a three-minute-long hip-hop song about the Kongs and their greatness. Because it was so hilariously bizarre, the DK Rap became an instant classic; the iconic “DK! Donkey Kong is here!” motif should be recognizable to any old-school Nintendo fan.
Now that so many of the creators behind
Donkey Kong 64 are working on Yooka-Laylee with Playtonic Games, the company decided to create a “Yooka-Laylee Rap,” which parodies the original “Donkey Kong” rap with a whole new cast of characters.
The “Yooka-Laylee Rap” is a huge throwback to the original song, with a very similar beat and a few references to the golden days of Rare. It thanks the fans for the support they’ve given
Yooka-Laylee, and it introduces the game’s characters in the same way that the “Donkey Kong Rap” introduced the all-new Kong family back in the day. You can watch the music video for the “Yooka-Laylee Rap” above!
What do you guys think? Are you fans of the original “Donkey Kong Rap”? Are you excited to play
Yooka-Laylee so many years after the release of Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, and other classic Rare games? Let us know in the comments below!