DK Rap composer wasn't credited properly in The Super Mario Bros. Movie


dk rap composer wasnt credited properly in the super mario bros movie
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Grant Kirkhope has confirmed that he wasn’t credited for making the DK Rap that appears in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. It’s yet another case of Hollywood and video game companies not caring about their creators, which is just disappointing.

Kirkhope confirmed the news on Twitter, revealing that his name wasn’t there when the DK Rap appeared. Other posts have confirmed that the credits only say “from Donkey Kong 64,” which is unacceptable. The fact that Kirkhope had just done some work for a Nintendo project makes this snub more egregious.

Sadly, Kirkhope did acknowledge that he wasn’t expecting to be credited for the DK Rap in The Super Mario Bros. Movie but it would have been nice if he was. After all, had Kirkhope not made that silly rap in the ‘90s, we wouldn’t have had any unique rap for Donkey Kong to come out to.

As we mentioned previously, Kirkhope had just worked on Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope for the Nintendo Switch. While that game is technically a Ubisoft project, it does have Nintendo’s stamp of approval, not to mention characters from the Mario franchise. Some could argue that this is just what it’s like working with corporations but that doesn’t mean we can’t ask for better.

While it won’t make things better for Kirkhope, it’s worth noting that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been released to a mixed reception. Some fans are wondering why critics are being so harsh to a kid’s movie, while others feel that it sacrifices story for jokes and fanservice. Beyond that, it seems many will agree that this is at least better than the live-action Mario film that came out in the ‘90s.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now showing in theaters. Players that want to witness the DK Rap for the first time can check out Donkey Kong 64 on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass.

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