Since the beginning of videogames, one thing has been clear: marketing executives have no idea what the appropriate time would be to use rap in commercials and advertisements. Or how rap should sound. Or what it should be about. But "having no idea what we're doing" has never stopped an executive, so terrible/awkward raps became one of the cornerstones of the videogame ad industry. These are the 8 worst raps in videogame marketing history.
8. Supersonic Controller
The Supersonic Controller had a lot of hurdles this commercial tried (and failed) to leap: selling a wireless controller when the technology wasn't good enough to make that work, selling a controller shaped like a triangle (great shape for pizza, terrible shape for a controller), and convincing you it would work for the Nintendo even though it was a third-party non-Nintendo-approved hunk of plastic that would embarrass MadCatz.
And what better way to stumble through this all than with a family-friendly rap (thus defeating the main appeal of rap in the 80's)? The problem is (besides being awful) that the rap can't even muster up the self-confidence to sell itself. They actually include the line "It will do." It's essentially saying that it gets the job done, but "Meh, It Works, Sorta" isn't exactly the ringing endorsement they thought it was.
Video The Trap RapApril 12, 2013
He's bringin' the firepower.
Get swept away in the current of mad rhymes.
Video Dead Space 3 RapMarch 05, 2013
Isaac Clark drops his beats almost as hard as he drops his knee into Necromorphs.
Video Peach JamMarch 04, 2013
I'm sorry, Mario, but our princess is in another castle Morgue Castle.
Video Pokemon RapFebruary 19, 2013
I got 99 Mews and a glitch ain't one.
Video The Wario RapFebruary 04, 2013
This means war(io).
Picture Kingler Bathroom Stall RapJanuary 29, 2013
He's got 99 problems but a glitch ain't one.
Welcome to Zombie Kong Country.
They've got the One Sick Beat of Power