I was raised on both hip hop and video games, so it's no wonder why I'm so critical when corny lyricists mash these things up and think they're hotter than Richter Belmont's flaming whip. You know who you are! With some very rare exceptions - Mega Ran, for instance - the majority of gaming infused hip hop is hot Metro City garbage. That said, I'm feeling this Flyrule joint.
Maybe it's because my ear canals don't have to deal with any bullshit lyrics as with some other recent Zelda mashups like these - though I suppose the latter is a bit more tongue-in-cheek. Perhaps stripping the lyrics has done the trick for me, especially since these beats are so, so fresh. Put any half decent artist over these tracks and this would be a very solid hip hop offering, video game or otherwise. But even as a standalone, Shag's masterful reworking of some very beloved Zelda tunes has kept my head nodding for a good part of the day. So if you like The Legend of Zelda, and you like hip hop, you'll love Flyrule. Give it a listen, and if you're so inclined, buy after you try.