Childish Gambino, better known by some as actor Donald Glover, recently teamed up with Ubisoft for a rather unexpected project.
While it may not be the first place you would expect to hear the hip-hop star’s music, the trailer for the action-adventure first-person shooter Far Cry 4 uses one of Childish Gambino’s 2013 hits to add some energy and a bit of comedy to the game’s trailer.
It isn’t clear if a hip-hop soundtrack will be used to set the tone in the actual game, but it certainly made a surprisingly pleasant match in the game’s trailer.
Scenes of intense, rated-M gore, extreme violence and hand-to-hand combat are accompanied by Crawl playing in the background.
While some fans may be surprised to hear the song paired with the video game teaser, the hip-hop star himself says Crawl is the perfect match.
The 31-year-old actor and rapper recalled the day he was in the studio making the song and that’s where the connection with the game comes in, he said during a short appearance on the trailer.
He said he remembered someone telling him, “You should go hard on this.”
To that statement he simply replied, “You know what, you’re right.”
He went on to say that the song’s twisted political nature is a perfect fit for the game’s action-packed trailer.
“Where we were, kind of thing, bet you crawl, all alone,” Canadian pop star Kai sings on the song’s chorus.
In the midst of shots of a player gunning down a helicopter and stabbing enemies, a hint of comedy is still introduced into the trailer.
Right when Childish Gambino raps “looking at her booty” the game’s trailer focuses on the giant rear end of an elephant before quickly returning to the action-filled clips.
Far Cry 4 is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on Nov. 18.
The full trailer for the video game can be seen below. Warning: Content rated M for Mature.