Fresh off the release of Straight Outta Compton, and its ~$60 million opening weekend, the crew over at Castanet Creative has dropped Straight Outta Gotham, a tribute to both west coast gangsta rap and DC supervillains. Everything about this idea is perfect, but there obviously had to be good raps to go along with the core concept in order for this to work.
They more-than delivered, and I'm glad to know that people who have love for comics, the DC Cinematic Universe, AND excellent hip-hop lyrics are out there making stuff like this.
So, here it is. The video is also well-shot and directed to boot. Really A+ work here...
We have Bane off the top, with a "You are now about to witness the strength of super villainy"
This of course a mimic of the original, "You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge". Clever, plus a good Bane voice. I'm on board.
Two-Face has amazing rhymes and a really good make-up job too!
"I'll admit that your toys are pretty nifty / but I'll still put your odds at 50/50". I like that he has his posse to back him up as he's talking sh*t to Batman and Robin. I didn't realize Harvey Dent had bars, but he does. Impressive.
The Riddler gets into the mix and drops some knowledge as well
"Riddle me this, what has four legs and flies? / Batman and Robin when they meet their demise" Okay, Riddler. I like your style. This reminded me a little bit of an Epic Rap Battles of History kind of schooling.
The Joker obviously refused to be left out of this cipher
"Crazy... like getting mail on a Sunday / I'm a Coup de Ville and Batman's a Hyundai" was probably my favorite line from The Joker here. He mentions weed several times as well, which makes a lot of sense. I always knew The Joker was getting lit.
And of course it ends with a very classy "F*ck You" to all the haters from Bane, Two-Face, The Joker, and The Riddler that perfectly encapsulates the nature of this video. Just awesome.
Great job by a super talented group. If you haven't seen Straight Outta Compton, go check it out! And be on the lookout for [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) and Suicide Squad. Both should be dope.