Game: Donkey Kong Country
Composer: Robin Beanland, Eveline Fischer, David Wise
Arguably the most feel-good video game theme song ever made, the Donkey Kong Country theme song is rich for a posse-cut remix by an artist and a crew that can handle the jungle theme and tripped out 16-bit synth note-bending. Kdot has proven himself versatile with his flow and vocal sound over the past couple years.
Part of his appeal comes not only from his strength as an MC but also his astounding ability to maintain that west coast sound while adapting it to fit melodic and atmospheric tracks like “Money Trees,” to going hard lyrically over the gritty snares and descending major chords of Big Sean’s “Control”.
Kendrick’s crew, west coast-based Black Hippy, consisting of Ab-soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock, offer a diverse range of raps to bless the 16-bit classic.