Indie Hip-Hop artist Dr. Awkward has recently put out his own rap album dedicated to the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Titled, A Boy Without a Fairy, the album is samples many of the most memorable songs from the game, filled with rap lyrics related to Link’s adventure.
I’ve listened to some of the tracks and honestly, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Some of the songs really caught on and I enjoyed, while others, just seemed forced. In any case, I think it’s worth a listen and you can check out all eight tracks over at the artists’ Band Camp website. You can go ahead and make the jump to see the press release.
Since 2009, Dr. Awkward has brought his unique twist to Hip-Hop which has garnered an ever-growing fanbase, and made him a staple at Hip-Hop shows and Comic/Game Conventions alike. Known for his video game samples and his psychological approach to video game music, Doc brings a unique dimension to the characters he explores.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, released in 1998 by Nintendo, is widely consider by critics as the greatest game ever made. It appears in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest reviewed game of all-time. Since its original release on the Nintendo 64, it has be ported to GameCube and Wii and re-released on the 3DS; altogether garnering sales near 10 million copies worldwide.
“Ocarina of Time is and always will be the greatest action-adventure game ever made.” Doc says about the game that changed his life forever. “It was the game that represented the best parts of our childhoods; friendship, love, and adventure. As that nerdy kid growing up, Link was the unlikely hero that you always hoped you would be. The underdog, everyone loves the underdog.”
“Boy Without a Fairy” was released on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, and the runtime is roughly 20 minutes. It is available at www.DrAwkward.com for the option of Name-Your-Own-Price. The first single from the album is “Pieces of a Whole” which samples the Spirit Temple theme from the game, and explores the history and power of the legendary Tri-Force.
released 13 March 2013
All lyrics written and performed by Dr. Awkward
All production by Shag
Original Score by Koji Kondo