Anime, Music, Video Games

Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Giant Pikachus Dance to “Straight Outta Compton”



I have no idea if this really is actually clever marketing for the NWA biopic in Japan, though the source says it is. But do we need a reason to enjoy some of the most “dangerous” music of my high school years enjoyed by a Pokemon best known for being yellow and cute?

I think not. And I learned something.

I never knew there was a “clean” version of the song. “From the stupid dope gang with a attitude”? Well, it beats Ice Cube’s other attempts at being family friendly.

Straight Outta Pika

Gotta love Japan's Straight Outta Compton movie marketing. These Pikachus are so G, yo.

Posted by Ernest Lin on Monday, August 10, 2015

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