"DK Rap" is a song that appeared in the intro to Rareware's Nintendo 64 hit Donkey Kong 64, with lyrics written by well-known video game composer Grant Kirkhope. After the rise of the Internet, "DK Rap" quickly became a meme because of the bizarre lyrics and ridiculous singing voice performed by singers George Andreas and Chris Sutherland.
Due to the fact that the song is sequenced, the vocals can be extracted relatively easily, making it simple to mashup. It had seen traction as a mashup source as well as for sentence mixing jokes for some time before SiIvaGunner.
On the SiIvaGunner channel, the rip "DK Rap (Unused Version) - Donkey Kong 64", which is currently the fourth-most viewed video on the channel, started a meme about Donkey Kong's Coconut Gun. As such, the original rap is usually not featured in rips; it is almost always used for sentence mixing, usually with a Coconut Gun reference thrown in. That being said, its use in other rips is somewhat limited to Season 1 medley rips. If going by "P-R-O-G-R-A-M (Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection) - Kirby Planet Robobot", it was considered a major channel meme at the time.
In the rip "Main Theme - Superman 64" on August 14, 2016, it was revealed that rips of "DK Rap" are banned from submissions, along with "Snow halation" and "Title Theme & Ending", even though "DK Rap" isn't a major channel meme on the level of the other two. Unlike some other previously-banned sources such as "All Star", it has yet to be unbanned. In 2017, it was explained that it is banned because "we already have too many" (despite that there are many frequently ripped tracks that aren't banned). Since then, there have been three "DK Rap" rips in its original playlist: the Anniversary Edition in 2018, the Magnificent Mix in 2019, and the Extended Mix in 2020. It has been ripped in other playlists like DKTV, though still extremely sparingly.
Click "Show lyrics" to see the lyrics.
Here, here, here we go!
- Rips featuring DK Rap - YouTube playlist by Aidan Zamboni.
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Donkey Kong: DK Rap • Stickerbush Symphony
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|General||Memes: DK Rap • Coconut Gun
Characters: Donkey Kong • Bluster Kong • Cranky Kong • Diddy Kong
|Frequently ripped tracks||DK Rap • Stickerbush Symphony|
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|Frequently ripped tracks||Banjo-Kazooie: Click Clock Wood • Main Title
Donkey Kong: DK Rap
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