Ever since The Super Mario Bros. Movie released last week, video game fans have noticed that the iconic DK Rap, whilst it was in the film, the composer who originally created the song was not credited for it in the end credits. The credit simply read “DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64” which, while it does credit the game, it is rather poor that it doesn’t credit the composer of the song, Grant Kirkhope, especially when all the other songs in the film are properly credited.

Because of this, one particular fan, The Well-Red Mage has started up a petition on Change.org in the hopes that Illumination and Nintendo will give proper credit to Grant when the film gets a Blu-Ray/DVD release and comes to streaming services. If you are a fan of Grant’s or if you are an artist yourself and believe that credit should be given where it’s due, please consider signing the petition. Over 1,100 people have signed it since publishing this post (ourselves incuded), but with your help, it could reach a lot more people and may make a considerable difference.

Grant Kirkhope is a prolific video game composer known for his works on Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, GoldenEye 007, Yooka-Laylee, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (and Sparks of Hope) and many more iconic games.

Source: @theWellRedMage (Twitter)

By Mike Scorpio

I am Chief Administrator for Miketendo64.com A news & reviews website for Nintendo related articles and merchandise. An intermediate gamer with over 20 years of experience spanning 4 decades and 4 generations of Nintendo Games Consoles From the NES up to the Wii U. I also manage our YouTube Channel where I post videos frequently ranging from Let's Plays, Unboxings, Let's Talk Abouts, Our Wii U Lv1 Playthrough Series and the Super Mario Maker Bros Show! and a whole lot more, we even have our own Miketendo64 Directs!

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