Nintendo draws intense scrutiny after The Super Mario Bros. Movie credits snubbed the original DK Rap composer
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Was there ever a bigger bang than DonkeyKong 64 intro jam, DK rap? If you needed a hint, the answer is a resounding no. Already published in 1999, DK rap is an iconic Nintendo tune like no other ever brought to life. Compiled by Grant Kirkhope (Goldeye 007, Banjo Kazooie, Perfectly dark), the character of Donkey Kong wouldn’t be the same without Kirkhope’s outstanding songwriting.
But to the overwhelming horror of the internet, Grant Kirkhope went unacknowledged for his work after all was said and done The Super Mario Bros. Movie. In a twist no one saw coming, Nintendo and Illumination snubbed our boy Grant Kirkhope straight on. Shame recalcitrant filmmakers, shame.
There it is, clear as crystal. Kirkhope was not credited for his work on the DK Rap, and fans around the world will not put up with it. If anyone is “the leader of the group,” it’s Grant Kirkhope. After all, he was the original member of the DK crew.
Our guess would be that Nintendo and Illumination simply didn’t have to give Kirkhope credit due to certain laws – all (theoretically) in an effort to save the money they would have to pay him in royalties. Again, shame.
Unfortunately, there’s probably not much anyone can do about such a move, but that hasn’t stopped fans from sharing their support. In the end, we ALL know who is responsible for the bringing DK rap to live. stay strong
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/nintendo-attracts-intense-scrutiny-after-the-super-mario-bros-movie-credits-snub-original-dk-rap-composer/ Nintendo draws intense scrutiny after The Super Mario Bros. Movie credits snubbed the original DK Rap composer