FanPost

Seriously ... it's enough already with the rap

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!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker