Now that we've introduced our Mii Spotlight feature and its star-studded cast, we're just about ready to get this party started -- this gangsta party that is. Before we start gettin' low and backing our things up though, don't forget that we're still on the lookout for new and exciting Miis! If you have any that you'd like to share, especially if they're music-themed like this week's collection is going to be, take a few pics and send them to mii at nintendowiifanboy dot com.
So what's the rapper to non-rapper ratio in your Mii Plaza? On my console, it's an easy 3:1. I created most of the hip-hop cartoon figures out of boredom, but there's a number that were produced for the specific purpose of motivating other Miis to throw their hands in the air, waving them as if they didn't have a care in the world. Jump past the post break for some of my favorite rapping Miis and submissions from our own talented readers!
Strictly 4 My G.A.M.E.R.Z.
Rumors of rap legend Tupac Shakur's death have been greatly exaggerated -- check out this photo I snapped of him playing Wii Sports baseball just the other day! He must be taking a break from recording and releasing dozens of "posthumous" CDs. If his next album has more tracks like the one that popped up on Chappelle's Show, I'm definitely going to pick that one up!
Top three tracks:
"Ambitionz Az A Ridah"
"Holler If Ya Hear Me"
The Notorious B.I.G.
Mo Miis Mo Problems
I probably would've been throttled by rap fanboys if I featured Tupac and not his East Coast rival, Biggie Smalls. This is a back-in-the-day picture, long before the Brooklyn emcee started rocking his signature Gucci sweaters and Versace shades. There's nothing very glamorous about a plain red long-sleeve shirt.
Top three tracks:
"Things Done Changed"
"Kick In The Door"
The Genius / Gza
Living in the Nintendo World Today
Underrated and under-appreciated, there are few rappers who can match the Liquid Swordsman's craftsmanship when it comes to writing down a verse. How does someone come up with a pseudonym like "Gza" anyway? Well, it's the sound that the word "genius" makes when a record is scratched by a DJ. It also nicely complements his cousin and Wu-Tang Clan partner's nickname, Rza.
Top three tracks:
"Duel of the Iron Mic"
Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, and Kanye West
Woo-Ha!! Got the Rest in Check
These last three rappers aren't necessarily favorites of mine, but they look a lot like their real-life counterparts! I've still got a long way to go with completing my emcee collection, but until Nintendo starts providing more options for the Mii creation process, I'll have to do without Mos Def, El-P, and Clipse.
Now let's look at some of the Miis you've sent in this past week!
Carl (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
submitted by Spoonatron
Remember that Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode in which Carl and Meatwad got addicted to candy after listening to MC Pee Pants sing "I Want Candy" and "I Need Candy" too much? That's what I always think of whenever anyone mentions Carl.
Steven Seagal, Quagmire (Family Guy), and Chuck Norris
submitted by Brian
Quagmire and Chuck Norris are internet favorites, but that Steven Seagal face is gold! Seriously, this Mii is going to make us all rich.
Colin (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
submitted by DirtBike06 ComicTV
Why such a long face? Cheer up, Colin! Don't let all the village kids bullying you and kidnapping ordeals get you down; I'm sure that you'll have your big chance to prove yourself a hero by the end of the game. Who knows, maybe you'll even end up wielding a sword just like your idol, Link!
Batman, Robin, and Commissioner Gordon
submitted by Mike
With this crime-fighting duo and Gotham's finest on our side, it won't be long before we solve the mystery of the Wii's missing online multiplayer support. Six months after the console's launch, and we still have no games to play online!
Well that wraps up this weekend's edition of Mii Spotlight. Thanks to everyone who sent in their Miis for us to feature! Remember, if you want us to make your Miis internet famous, send those bad boys (and girls) to mii at nintendowiifanboy dot com.