Playtonic Games Releases the Much Anticipated Yooka-Laylee Rap, Spoof of the Famous 'DK Rap'

The new song is quite familiar to those who remember the famous rap from Donkey Kong 64.

By Logan Moore

April 1, 2017

Today, Playtonic Games released a new video for a song entitled “The Yooka-Laylee Rap!”. This song is meant to be a parody of the famous DK Rap that appeared originally in the opening for the Rare developed game Donkey Kong 64.

The creation of this video was made due to Yooka-Laylee passing a certain goal during their Kickstarter phase. If the project reached the monetary goal of £1,100,000 then it was promised that composer Grant Kirkhope would write a new song for the game. The Kickstarter ended up blowing past this goal and raised over £2,000,000 by the end of its run.

The new video is quite hilarious and introduces you to some of the various characters that you will see throughout your time in the game. It also contains a funny dig at previous Rare title Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

In other news, we were recently able to sit down with the composers of Yooka-Laylee: David Wise, Steve Burke, and Grant Kirkhope. It’s a fantastic conversation that touches on how the music for the upcoming game was made and what that process was like. You can find it on the site here if you’re interested.

Of course, Playtonic did end up releasing the video on April Fool’s Day, which I’m sure was purposeful. You can watch the video for yourself below to have a good chuckle. Yooka-Laylee releases on April 11, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Linux, and Mac before later being released for the Switch sometime later this year.

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