I stumble across an announcement trailer for the next Mortal Kombat game, titled "Mortal Kombat X," and I fire it up all giddy because Scorpion and Sub Zero are about to DO THIS.
So they start fighting and I'm all like BOOM, POW, bobbing and weaving in front of my computer screen ...
Then it happens.
Some ridiculous rap song kicks in and just completely kills the mood.
We have two badass ninjas fighting in the woods, with the mystical powers of fire and ice, in the snow, in a land that time probably forgot, and I have some dopey rapper trying to dazzle me with his mic skillz.
Shout louder! I can't hear you over all the fighting!!!
Seriously ... it's enough already with the rap, which has somehow become the great qualifier for all things hip.
I'm not anti-rap -- though I generally despise anything produced after 2001 -- but it seems to turn up in places where it is not welcome.
I'm shaking my fist in dissent!