Infamous Rapper DeAndre "Soulja Boy" Cortez Way has a rather complex relationship with Nintendo right now. He stuck his name on a selection of rather questionable games consoles from the Far East which (seemingly) landed him in hot water with Nintendo of America – so much so that he even claimed that the resultant fallout is what caused Reggie to retire. Guffaw!
Now, Soulja Boy is back with a short track which samples music from The Legend of Zelda. The response has been predictably frosty from Nintendo fans, with many pointing out that Soulja Boy doesn't appear to be aware that Link is the character you play as, and Zelda is simply the name of the series (as well as the Princess you're often called to save). While we're not sure Soulja Boy is that ignorant of the franchises' finer details, but less forgivable is that he refers to Rupees as 'Green Diamonds' in the song. Tut tut.
We've not embedded the song as it contains some foul language, so click here at your own risk. Needless to say, the main Zelda theme is responsible for the track being even slightly tolerable, so we can't imagine Nintendo will be pleased.
Reminds me of people who call the rings in Sonic the Hedgehog "coins".
Other than that, I'm pretty ignorant on this whole ordeal so I have nothing of value to really add.
Nintendo beat the rupees out of him like the shopkeeper when you steal in Link's Awakening and actually return. https://youtu.be/9KHTqt4unso
He's just trolling Nintendo and its fans at this point.
When Nintendo hits Soulja Boy with their Master Sword of Copyright, I wonder how many Rupees will fall out of him when he explodes?
And will there be any heart?
Hiphop can be really good and creative, but this is pure crap.
@MrGawain lol not much considering he wants the cheapest green diamonds and not the most (or more) expensive red rupees. Even blue rupees would've been better lol
A living example of how far the immaturity of some humans has reached.
I am pretty sure this guy isn't real and it's a long running NintendoLife gag.
Have media forgotten how to be unimpressed and ignore stuff. It would go away. No idea who this fella is and I have no intention of finding out. But I certainly don't consider the issue (or indeed my opinion on it) to be worth an article. He literally only exists in my life because of articles like this. And I am very sure there are millions of folk in the same boat lol.
Let him get attention from something decent instead...I fear he wouldn't be able to.
Stop giving Souja Boy attention he doesn't deserve it.
Green diamonds like Zelda!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥
Only sensible way to react to this is to laugh. Loud.
Souja Boy is still a thing? I thought he vanished after that one weak big hit song and dance.
We are not talking about the most intelligent people in the world here.
I love that picture of Link fighting Clayface
Sounds like Poorja Boy to me; if he only has green diamonds. That's the lowest unit of currency in Zelda. I have stacks of silver and gold diamonds like Zelda 😂
This man is living proof that humans can evolve backwards: how bad can a person get?! He thinks he made Reggie retire? What?? And his music is supposedly awful. I'm glad I haven't heard it. Rapping about legend of Zelda? 🤮
Can you guys stop giving this cretin free publicity?
@Onion I've been playing Sonic games since the beginning, but I still accidentally call them "coins" every now and then...
@SamusLv7 this guy is more mature then his fans...sadly.
@Baart bizarre comment
I mean, tbh, our options for video game beats are pretty limited.
You’ve got Del and, well, this:
I have always enjoyed hip hop music, but not his this guy is a clown. 🤡 Immaturity is running rampantly.
And yet you are giving this DB full attention. But traffic is traffic, right?
@liljmoore this website is the only reason I know he’s not retired. I never would have heard about this or the bootleg NES thing any other way.
This guy is something else..lol
@Baart Take your racism elsewhere. Decent society no longer wants you in it, thanks.
Stop giving him press. He's only making money because websites talk about him.
For anyone interested the song goes something like this.
Yeah woo yeah woo
Green diamonds like Zelda uhhh
Green diamonds like Zelda uhhh
Green diamonds like Zelda uhhh
On your PlayStation uhhh
Green diamonds like Zelda uhhh
He's such a cheese wheel.
@Baart You should rethink that statement because it is rather distasteful and comes across as unneededly racist.
Well, the song is what I would expect from both SB and ‘popular’ rap.
But the Twitter replies about Reggie are hilarious! There’s some funny pics in there.
Green Diamonds like Zelda. I can’t get this whack song out of my head. It’s so bad and stupid it’s funny. Can you imagine if Nintendo showed the next big Zelda game at E3 and this music pop up? Or this becomes main theme for the Links Awakening remake? Ugh 🤢. I have no problem what articles NL puts on their website but I think I’ll just avoid anything with Soulja Boy from here on out. Dude almost ruined Zelda and Smash Bros games for me.
Soulja Boi is objectively terrible. But a few of the comments here have hit new lows for NintendoLife. Clean up your house, guys. This isn't a good look for NL.
Ugh. No. Just no.
Never heard of this guy.
@MrVariant Good morning THIEF, how are you doing today?
This is the least fun type of trolling I've ever seen.
@JasmineDragon Game sites are like ringing the dinner bell for commenters who think a certain way to let it ALL hang out. Same with fansites for sports teams. It's unpleasant to look at.
I'm curious why NL would invite it. Soulja Boy is a nominal former celebrity, at best. By posting regularly about his random nonsense, they're almost inviting these types of posts.
"How do you do, fellow gamers. I'm totally a Nintendo fan, and not just desperately trying to be relevant again."
I find his antics hilarious, at this point. He's woefully out of touch, and has no idea about the group he's trying to reach. It's like when you see old politicians trying to use memes incorrectly.
That being said, this doesn't excuse the random racial comments brought up because this formerly famous individual happens to be an idiot. We hate it when us gamers are generalized for our hobby. So don't be a hypocrite and judge someone based on some random immutable physical trait.
@wonderclassic I'm all for debate and discussion but name calling isn't a good start.
The guy brings shame to the human race for his willfull ignorance and stupidity. Read into that what you will. (But maybe you'll rather be foaming at the mouth screaming 'racist!')
So each time I think this man can't possibly do anything to make him seem dumber he does. Seriously does he like being sued because he can't stop trying to piss Nintendo off
@Baart please don't make comments like that again.
.......And my NES controller is a "Paddle".
Wow that was so bad I turned it off 21 seconds in
If there was any justice in this world/universe- that Soulja Boy kid would have been left in the streets to starve away into obscurity. People like him are just obnoxious little pieces of crap.
This isn’t Nintendo news, fellas. I don’t know why you keep reporting on this guy when no one would know or care what he’s doing if you didn’t.
I have no desire to hear the song in question, but this is pretty funny. Just shows even more how ignorant he is.
Why are 1 hit wonders making headlines on video game sites now?
This WAS funny, for a while... but I'm not giving his music any plays. That will help give the attention he's riding here. The song will go unheard by me.
The closest physical counterpart to a rupee would probably emeralds, but green diamonds do exist. Soulja boy could not have "green rupees like zelda" since rupees don't actually exist. I'm not a fan, but I don't see what's wrong with the line. Maybe "Green diamonds like rupees".
I’m honestly tired of hearing about this guy.
It was interesting for the first couple articles but this feels like milking the controversy to death.
@J_C the rupee is is an actual currency (in more than one country), and I guess some of the bills must be green. 🤷🏻♂️
@Onion all you need to know is that this guy is why angry mob supply stores are still around.
@Delibheel Lol, it's India's currency I think. I meant there wasn't any gemstone that's called a rupee. Since Soulja's saying his bling (green diamonds) are reminiscent of Zelda's rupees.
Funnily, rupee are the currency of Zelda, despite being gems. So India's rupee would be a close representation in terms of function ¯\__(ツ)__/¯ (one rupee is only worth $0.014, so finding beer bottles on the street will net the same profit as finding rupees in grass)
@robr check out Richie Branson for better video game based/themed music, especially if you're a fan of Chrono Trigger: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kN-RcjkmReCHQIsn7TMVrFShzPv2iZ-iA
@oats-81 not so much a paddle, more of a flogger hehe
@J_C well I mean, you do find them in the grass and they seemingly grow on trees too. That can't be good for inflation.
Soulja Boy is one of the most vile creatures lurking on Earth. Will he ever just go away?
@robr Check out Super Soul Bros, my friend. Here's some goodness from their new Earthbound album.
This boi REALLY thinks he was the reason Reggie retired? XD wow. Imagine being THAT full of yourself.
@pupypup believe it or not but his knock off consoles sold incredibly well in Russia and China, and thus absorbed a large percentage of potential Nintendo shares. So it would be pretty feasible to believe that Nintendo had to make some cutbacks due to this.
He didn't even had the chance to launch the FUZE yet, maybe soon he'll launch a Kickstarter for one to compete against the PS6 and Xbox Three.
@Quarth You said it.
Sounds like he is butt hurt
If we kill him, will he spit out a heart? No, because he doesn't have one.
@OorWullie I was somewhat curious about the lyrics. Thank you very much for saving us the time and exposure to potential damage
Doesn't this moron realize the easiest way to give Nintendo money is to just buy their products?
Soulja Boy is the truth!
Big up big track!
Sometimes Souljaboy looks like Urkle on crack.
Self inflicted embarrassment
@proof21 I suppose that's true, but a little setback for Nintendo in Russia and China isnt going to make the head of Nintendo of America drop out.
Nemo by Sam Wise
does it better.
I have heard on the grapevine that he is banging out a album full of nintendo themed beats 😅😅😅 I'll be getting high on my flower power😅going up and down those crack pipes.what a joke💃💃
@RustoKomuska Please mind your language!
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