A Collection Of Dopechan’s Nerdy Rap Videos
Luckily, I found a group which can help me coping with the pain of not being able to play as much as I’d like. 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん — aka Dopechan — have been posting short videos for some months and I’ve been enjoying them since I’ve discovered their Twitter; so let’s have a bit of fun with these three girls’ nerdy raps.
Super Mario rap
Whenever I think of videogames, for some reason my mind goes immediately to Super Mario. To be honest, I’ve never been a huge Mario fan… so I guess it’s just because the most famous mushroom-powered plumber is my compatriot. In any case, with this rap, Dopechan managed to pique my interest in both their music and the Mario series. I’m just disappointed that they didn’t even scream mamma mia! at the end, but I’ll let it fly this time.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) October 4, 2019
More Mario rap, but on go-karts
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 20 years, I’m going to remind you that at some point Mario and his friends and foes somehow started to race on their go-karts. This needed to be rapped on, apparently.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) May 10, 2019
Apes are dope too
Anyway, not everyone knows that Mario’s first appearance wasn’t in the worldwide famous Super Mario Bros. and not even in the Mario Bros. arcade game; it was actually in another arcade game, where the funny plumber had to fight a giant ape. Can you guess the name of the evil primate? Of course, that’s Donkey Kong.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) April 25, 2019
Who put pink creatures in my hip-hop?
Another important character in the Nintendo universe is Kirby, that weird pink… thing. I’ll be honest, I don’t even know what its games are about, but it’s cute enough that even I can’t forget it, in spite of my ignorance. In any case, here’s Dopechan‘s rendition of Kirby’s theme.
星のカービィのBGMでラップしてみた (激突!グルメレース) pic.twitter.com/pDU1KVTO76
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) June 14, 2019
And now squids too?
Let’s get to more recent games such as Splatoon and its shooting squids. It seems that Ico is the strongest one here, too bad for Matsu. The semi-robotic vocals in the chorus are a nice touch here.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) May 31, 2019
Jigglypuff should start rapping
Wait, all this talk about Nintendo games and not even one mention of the Pokémon series? Don’t worry, Dopechan got you covered. I’m still stuck at the first generation, but don’t mind me, I’m just getting old.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) April 13, 2019
Megaman has some dope beats too
Ok, that’s enough for Nintendo’s stuff, it’s Capcom’s turn; let’s start with something quite old school. Known as Rockman X in Japan and Mega Man X here in the west, this is a famous game from the good old SNES days.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) August 30, 2019
Are you more into fighting games? That’s fine, here’s some Street Fighter rap. Once again, Ico beated Matsu. You win!
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) August 4, 2019
You spin me round (like a bandicoot)
Ok, this time I’m gonna cry. Crash Bandicoot has been one of the main games of my childhood, so much that when the N. Sane Trilogy was re-released I completed it in a few days. What? Did I say that I don’t have time anymore? Forget it. I will always find some time to beat Neo Cortex.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) July 6, 2019
Dopechan gained a new ability: Magical Rap!
On the other hand, I’ve always wanted to play Dragon Quest, but never had the chance. Dopechan‘s rap is cool though. Now I want them to sing on some Final Fantasy theme.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) April 5, 2019
Do what you want, ’cause a pirate rapper is dope
Yeah, pirates are cool, but have you ever heard of pirate rap? Here’s our three heroines sailing on the seven seas in search of the One Piece.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) May 24, 2019
Is it going to rain tonight?
And this is just a reminder for me that I need to watch Tenki No Ko / Weathering With You.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) August 23, 2019
Trick or rap?
Finally, as I’ve already mentioned in our Halloween-themed article, Dopechan‘s latest, nightmarish rap video was on The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ theme.
— 韻ふめ！どーぷちゃん 1/22発売 1st Mini Album 予約受付中 (@dope_1026) October 30, 2019
Now some serious stuff
Aside from this fun stuff, Dopechan proved that they can get serious as well: their first MV for “Remains” released in October showed us their EDM-y hip-hop sound and now we can only wait for their first mini-album coming out in January.
So writing this article has been pretty tiring, I think I need… some coffee? Yeah, thanks. But I also need to get something for dinner and… What? Curry and stew? Awesome. Dopechan never fails to amaze us.