Players starting up Donkey Kong 64 for the first time may have been in for a surprise. This was the long awaited return of DK and Diddy, alongside a host of other familiar and brand new Kongs. What could go wrong?

Well…it didn’t take long to find out.

So you’re finally here, to read this page,
About an old song reference that might make you rage.
You can try to like it, but we know it’s a trap,
I can only be talking about the DK Rap…

Still here so I’ve a hunch,
This is going well,
But Playtonic decided,
To put us through hell…

That’s right, there’s a Yooka-Laylee rap and it’s both everything it needs to be to be great and terrible. This kind of attention to their legacy is one of the many things I love about this team, and as I spent plenty of time as a kid trying to memorize the DK Rap, it’s about time I get to work…

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.