The Super Mario Bros. Movie's theatrical release approaches, and as such, press stuff does into overdrive. On Saturday, Donkey Kong actor Seth Rogen took to the movie's official Twitter to listen to the iconic DK Rap and rate it.
He ends up coming out of it positively, but before the listening session even starts, he jokingly calls the rap "objectively one of the worst rap songs of all time." It's fair to say, though, the song's legacy and its absurdity make it endearing to the niche corner of the internet that clings to it.
Rogen's video obviously didn't go under the radar from more prominent figures in the Donkey Kong community. The composer himself even saw it and had to lament. In response to the video, composer Grant Kirkhope took to Twitter, where he expressed his excitement and detailed how if you told him his "worst rap track in the history of rap tracks" would appear in a Mario Bros. movie, he'd be "bursting with excitement." We're sure, though, even now, he's probably still is excited to see the track is still getting a fair bit of love even to this day.
"If you'd told me in '97, when I wrote the worst rap track in the history of rap tracks, that it would go on to be in a Mario Bros movie I'd would've burst with excitement! Long live the DK Rap!"
The song was initially found as the opening to 1999's Donkey Kong 64 and ended up turning into one of those memes that will never die.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie hits theaters on April 5, so fans don't have too much longer to wait.