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Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

It's another #OtakuTuesday! Richie Branson continues his weekly, anime-inspired rap series with a hip-hop tribute to JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE. Next Tuesday marks the release of his free album consisting of entirely of songs inspired by anime he's watched during late night binges on CrunchyRoll.

Listen to "Stand-Up" above, then read his thoughts on the track below...

ANIME VICE: Every character in JOJO'S is named after a pop or rock act from the 70's and 80's. Aside from yourself, of course, which modern day hip hop star would make a perfect Stardust Crusader?

RICHIE BRANSON: Flavor Flav would undoubtedly be the best fit. I can totally see him with some sort of clock-inspired stand with the ability to manipulate time. He could even get his own harem spin-off based on his FLAVOR OF LOVE exploits.

AV: Late nite anime marathons absolutely need fuel -- so what was your snack of choice during this CrunchyRoll odyssey? Did you feel a bizarre craving for cherries?

RB: All of my anime-related endeavors are powered by a potent combination of Pocky and Red Bull. I see a real potential for a product sponsorship.

AV: The Stands that Jojo faces every week really escalate in levels of scariness or strangeness. Which supernatural minion of Dio Brando intrigues you the most?

RB: The "Strength" Stand was epic. I've always been fond of Bermuda triangle stories, so I found it pretty cool. I also enjoyed the "Wheel Of Fortune" Stand, as it reminded me a bit of CHRISTINE...and my favorite thus far is "Death 13". That thing makes Freddy Kreuger look like Mr. Rogers.

AV: Did the zig-zag path the Stardust Crusaders carve throughout Asia - - in jeeps, in seaplanes, on camels, and so on - - give you ideas for a future Richie Branson tour?

RB: Yeah, the Stardust Crusaders' journey definitely has given me insight on my future tour planning. First and foremost, I WILL NEVER hire a pilot named Joseph.

Kino88on Aug. 19, 2014 at 5:49 p.m.
Richie Branson giving anime huge respect as always,
takashichea moderator is online on Aug. 19, 2014 at 9:07 p.m.

I only got into Jojo since spring 2014 through the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation and then finally catching up to Stardust Crusaders.

I haven't read the manga past Stardust Crusaders. I'm eager to look forward meeting Flavor Flav. I actually like Wheel of Fortune episode. It wasn't too bloody and it got my favorite gal Anne in it.

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Bigheart711 is online on Aug. 21, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.

This track is one of my new favorites. Makes being sick with a cold suck much less.

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