We love a bit of Nintendo-inspired music, and it's testament to the company's creativity that it inspires artists over a wide range of genres, from Japanese beatboxers to Mario Kart jazz. Hip hop artist Heath McNease is a new favourite here at Nintendo Life Towers, waxing lyrical about Tanooki suits, the Konami code and everything in between.

McNease's 19-track album Straight Outta Console: The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape is available to buy for whatever you feel it's worth. Here's the first track, Tanuki, which contains a touch of adult themes and bad language. You've been warned.

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[via heathmcnease.bandcamp.com]