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.


  1. Just to confirm, very briefly near the beginning of the video, it says onscreen who the music is by (in Japanese), and it is indeed Scha Dara Parr.

  2. Fantastic. Now I'll have to somehow find a copy of the original. It has to exist somewhere somehow in some way.

  3. The song is by Scha Dara Parr. The group was approached to do the video with a remake of their song Game Boys with alternative lyrics that talk about the Super Famicom and the return of Zelda.

  4. Don't know much about 90's music but it surely is the masterpiece of all time isn't it "the legend of the Zelda"? when I was bitcoin exchange development services company they have such a friendly environment in there platform they usual play this music and it feels so nostalgic to memorize

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  7. I have never seen this before and I think it looks incredible!