File this one under “We have a ‘Video Game Music’ Category;” “Things James has cribbed from Kill Screen.”
Drake apparently dropped a few tracks over the weekend in response to some Twitter beef with Meek Mill, one of which is the 7-plus-minute track Cha Cha. If the background track sounds familiar, welcome to 1992’s Super Mario World Star Road! It’s slowed down considerably, but definitely there.
We’ve seen these hip-hop/Nintendo track mashups before, and when I was doing a little more research into the music from SMW, I came across the full soundtrack on YouTube. It’s even better than I remember – Drake has always had an ear for these things, and he definitely sampled from something great. It’s been a while since I’ve played a first-party Nintendo game, but that music from the SNES classics will always stick with me.