Thursday, December 08, 2005

90's Zelda rap / dance video

I was looking at digg yesterday and read about the Japanese Legend of Zelda commercial that came out in the early 90's. It's a fun video, to be sure, but I haven't seen anyone identify who provided the music for the commericial.

Oddly enough, I recognize who it is (I think).

It sounds a lot like Scha Dara Parr, a Japanese rap group from the late 80's and early 90's. My sister Karen, who has always influenced my taste in music, gave me a tape of them back when I was still an undergrad.

If you haven't seen it yet, here is the video:

The digg article, which includes links to other download locations:

Scha Dara Parr info: (info, English) (info, English) (Official site, Japanese)

The first link actually mentions the Zelda commercial and says that the song "Game Boys" was used for it. I haven't heard the song in awhile, but I don't think it's "Game Boys". Given the lyrics to the song here, it seems pretty clear that the song was specifically made for the commercial.