One lyrically inclined Destiny fan puts together a rap music video that celebrates each and every Exotic Weapon within Bungie’s wildly popular action-RPG.
Gamers who happen to be long time members of the community for Bungie’s sci-fi shooter Destiny are probably well aware of their fellow Guardian and YouTuber known as DUBA. For those not in the know, however, each week he writes, records, and edits a rap about the gear vendor Xur’s inventory, and in order to best his previous efforts, his latest verse references each and every one of the game’s Exotic Weapons.
Starting the rap off with a nod to the Super Good Advice machine gun and ending it with the Zen Meteor sniper rifle, the rarest and most beloved of the title’s Year One and Year Two weapons are featured in DUBA’s fantastic flow and wonderful wordplay, with the music video’s production quality being outstanding as well. According to the YouTuber, he couldn’t have put the clip together alone, as it was shot with assistance from his wife Amanda, as well as Destiny players Sir_winnybob, JSkeleton, Skallywag, St5ranger, Stkewa, bgr2far, The_Kuhnster, and PROPH3CY_, who lent their in-game likenesses and collections to the process.
As seen in the video below, not only are each of Destiny‘s Exotic Weapons featured in DUBA’s lyrics, but they also get screen time with Guardians carrying them across various areas and indiscriminately blasting away simply for the sake of it. Not to mention, there’s plenty of emote action happening in the background, with players pulling off the Carlton dance, Shia LaBeouf’s “Just do it!” motivational speech, Drake’s “Hotline Bling” swagger, and lots more.
Although DUBA doesn’t declare a follow-up performance to be in the works at the end of the video, he ought to have plenty of material to use as the year progresses. After all, Destiny‘s forthcoming expansion Rise of Iron is set to offer up plenty of new Exotic Weapons once it releases in the fall on September 20. Bearing that in mind, perhaps the YouTuber will eventually dedicate an entire verse and video to the return of the Gjallarhorn.
At any rate, one would be hard pressed to declare DUBA’s two and a half minute rap about Destiny‘s Exotic Weapons to be a dud. If anything, it’s impressive that the YouTuber was able to seamlessly fit in a reference for all of the rare guns while also making it a palatable listen for die-hard and casual fans alike. Not to mention, the song is just another example of the magnificent talent and skill that dwells within Destiny‘s diverse and expansive community.
What did you think about DUBA’s Exotic Weapons rap for Destiny? Which lyric was your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Destiny is out now and is available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.