Game news Donkey Kong 64: One of the composers apologizes for the DK rap
Donkey Kong is 40 years old, and while Nintendo apparently has nothing planned to celebrate the event, several people involved in the license have come out in a bid to wish the great ape a happy birthday.
Released for Nintendo 64 in 1999, Donkey Kong 64 was very well received by gamers and critics. However, something had a lasting impact on the players
Game blog discovered and forwarded a tweet from Grant Kirkhope, composer
Happy 40th Birthday Donkey Kong, it’s an honor to have played a small part in your story and I apologize for exposing you to this fucking terrible rap !! OKAY!! 🤣😂🤣😂
– Grant Kirkhope (@grantkirkhope) July 9, 2021
Happy 40th Birthday Donkey Kong, it was an honor to play a little part in your story and I apologize for bringing you this really terrible rap! OKAY !!
Don’t let this anecdote give you a negative opinion about the musician who has worked successfully on many titles. It’s in the credits of the Banjo-Kazooie DLC from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario + The Rabbids Kingdom Battle, GoldenEye 007 Perfect Dark, A Hat in Time, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, StarFox Adventures or Civilization: Beyond Earth. A career that is partly dedicated to Rare, especially Donkey Kong and Banjo-Kazooie, which makes this little oddity largely forgotten.
By MalloDelic, Journalist igamesnews.com