->'''Austin''': Well, that's it for today. Let's wrap it up.\\
'''Adam and Reed''': Rap! He said rap! Let's hit it!
-->-- ''The Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show''

Yo, peeps!

So you got a new show,\\
And it's [[TotallyRadical totally hip]],\\
Then you need a ThemeTune,\\
That's a total [[MindScrew mind trip]]\\
Down [[GratuitousIambicPentameter Iambic]] Boulevard,\\
And [[ExpositoryThemeTune Expository]] Lane,\\
It's the '''Theme Tune Rap''',\\
TV Tropin' is the game!\\


[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''Toys/MachineRobo'' ''Battle Hackers''' intro [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_abMOtHKLQ is one of these.]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' had a couple of these.
** "Pokémon World", the theme for the Orange Islands arc, starts off with a rap. "So you wanna be a master of Pokémon?"
** The "GS Pokérap" was co-opted for the ''Pokémon Chronicles'' opening.
** More recently, TAJ made their own rap EndingTheme for the last couple of seasons (Pokémon Go, perhaps better known by its opening line "Pokémon masters, your heat beats faster...")
** TAJ also made the Season 10 OpeningTheme a rap, simply called "Diamond and Pearl".
* ''Franchise/OnePiece'' in the [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] [[AlternativeForeignThemeSong dub]] is a(n in)famous example. "He's made of rubber!" "How'd that happen?" "Yo ho ho, he took a bite of Gum Gum!"
* Creator/FUNimation gave ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' a rap theme song in its initial release to cater to the PeripheryDemographic of young black teens, inspired by fan {{OVA}}s that utilized rock music throughout ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ Z's]]'' run. When they went back and re-released the series with an English dub track containing the original Japanese score, this was replaced with an English version of "Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteru" sung by Creator/VicMignogna.
* ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' has the unfortunate luck of having an opening theme that sounds a bit too much like a 4Kids opening.
* The intro of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is one of the few well-received examples, which comes as no surprise seeing as the integration of hip hop was the entire premise of the series.
* ''Anime/BurstAngel''.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s 1st OP
* ''Anime/NarutoShippuden'''s 1st OP.
* A rather odd example: ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s ''German'' opening is a rap in ''English'', which is also a TitleThemeTune.
* ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'': The Italian opening is a rap song. It wasn't well-received.
* Goku ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' had a remixed version of Kuusou Rumba that overlayed some of the original song with hip-hop. Some fans of the series consider this to be better than the original version of the song or any of the other remixes.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'''s main theme wasn't a rap song, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avRuZ4QLWek the song used as the Dai-Gurren Brigade's theme]] is. The full title is [[LongTitle "Rappu wa Kan no Tamashii da! Muri o Toshite Dori o Kettobasu! Ore-tachi Dai-Guren-dan no Tema o Mimi no Ana Kappojite Yo~ku Kikiyagare!!"]], which roughly translated means "Rap is a Man's Soul! We Kick Reason to the Curb to Make the Impossible Possible! Open up Your Ears and Listen to Our Team Dai-Gurren Theme!!", better known as [[RefrainFromAssuming Raw Raw Fight The Power]].
* CALLING ALL [[Anime/SpiderRiders SPI-DAH RI-DAHHHHHHS!!!]] Let's ride.
* Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats (the GagDub of Kyatto Ninden Teyandee) uses one.
* Anime/DigimonTheMovie gave us the "Digirap", essentially taking the main theme and adding in cheesy rap verses while also putting "Digi-" at the beginning of select words.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Will Smith did {{Theme Tune Rap}}s for ''Film/MenInBlack'' and ''Film/WildWildWest''. They were both pretty damn catchy.
%%* Both of the ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family]]'' movies.
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''. The group of minstrels who frame the story do so using this trope. What are hip-hop and dark-skinned people doing in 12th-century England? [[RuleOfFunny Don't ask]].
* The end credits to ''Film/GhostbustersII'' ("On Our Own" by Music/BobbyBrown (yeah, ''him''.)).
* Also the end credits to 1987's TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. Rap performed by stars Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks.
* "T-U-R-T-L-E Power" by Partners in Kryme from ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'' and Music/VanillaIce's "Ninja Rap" from [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze the sequel]].
* ''Film/ManiacCop2'' has one in its ending credits - maybe the only rap song to rhyme uzi with jaccuzi.
* ''Film/BloodDiamond'', [[SoundtrackDissonance of all films]], had one of these.
* Music/LLCoolJ rapped over the credits to ''Film/DeepBlueSea'', which he co-starred in.
* Likewise, Tone Loc contributed a rap for the credits of ''[[Film/AceVentura Ace Ventura: Pet Detective]]''.
* ''Amos And Andrew'' has one in "[[PerfectlyCromulentWord Suburbian]] Nightmare" by Sir Mix-A-Lot, which plays over the credits and recaps the whole plot from the point of view of Samuel L. Jackson's character.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', where Will Smith (credited as a part of his then-group, Music/DJJazzyJeffAndTheFreshPrince) tells you a story all about how his life got flipped-turned upside down. This ExpositoryThemeTune became extremely popular among {{Imageboard}} anons, [[InterruptingMeme but my mom got scared she said you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air]].
* ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' and ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' were both utter nonsense in completely different ways.
* Ryutaros in ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' gets a "hip-hop" remix of the show's DancingTheme that's only used in his dancing scenes. Complete with beatbox and dance posse.
* ''Series/KenanAndKel'' had one, performed by Coolio.
* ''Series/AllThat'' also had one, performed by the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from TLC. "This is just an introduction, before we blow your mind..."
* At the [[CircusOfFear circus]] [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] and Ace go see/In ''The Greatest Show in the Galaxy''/The Ringmaster's patter is done in rap/As he introduces the next new act/[[spoiler:Who's always a visitor to the show/And into the ring is soon to go.]]
* ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub The All New Mickey Mouse Club]]'' modified the Mickey Mouse Club March into a rap song for its closing credits. "Micka-Micka-Micka-Mickey Mouse / Rock da house!"


[[folder: Podcasts ]]

* ''Podcast/HowDidThisGetMade'' uses an alternate version of its normal theme song during its [[LiveEpisode live shows]], which name-drops films the series has reviewed in the past.


[[folder: Radio ]]

* ''The Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany Radio Show'' has several humorously TotallyRadical raps performed by "three white boys ripping off black culture" (as the company calls themselves), including their notorious rap version of ''Othello''.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'''s [[SoBadItsGood cheesy-yet-still-fun]] "DK Rap", which also appears in the "Kongo Jungle" stage of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', albeit rerecorded so they could {{Bowdlerize}} the one use of "helluva" to "heckuva".
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' has an ending theme rap composed entirely of in-game lines spoken by Augustus "Cole Train" Cole.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'''s ending theme is a rap performed by Sgt. Griggs.
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' features a strange conglomeration of this, AnimeThemeSong, and SurrealThemeTune. See the entry on the latter page for more info, but in a nutshell: take the background music of an AnimeThemeSong, the lyrics of a SurrealThemeTune, and the vocal stylings of a ThemeTuneRap and you have the song Twister. To the point where hearing a breathy bass-voiced rapper deadpanning that he "Need some mo' candy cane" is a bit of a {{Narm}}.
* ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures'': Episode One had one for their end credits.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII: Third Strike'' intro had one. The character select screen was also rappy.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona3}} [[UpdatedReRelease FES]]'' new opening was a Rap Remix of the original.
* [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure "You can call me Knuckles; unlike Sonic I don't chuckle... I'd rather flex my muscles..."]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempo}}'': "Tempo, check it out you know / He makes it funky, and he's good to go..."
* Used for the ending theme of the original VideoGame/{{Gex}}.
* ''VideoGame/ToeJamAndEarl: Panic on Funkotron'' has the AllThereInTheManual "Funkotron Rap."


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Hey, paisanos! It's ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''!
-->We're the Mario brothers and plumbin's our game!\\
We're not like the others who get all the fame!\\
If your sink is in trouble you can call us on the double!\\
We're faster than the others, you'll be hooked on the brothers!\\
* The last season of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' replaced the theme with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa0jvoAefp8 one of these.]] [[CanonDiscontinuity The DVD release pretends it didn't.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. The animation style in Boondocks was also influenced by ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. Of course, it probably would've had one even if it ''wasn't''...
* Yo, [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Danny Fenton]], he was just fourteen, when his parents built a very strange machine...
* ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo''. Yo.
* The latest ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' cartoon featured a hip hop theme song.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when the family went to see an AnachronismStew SoBadItsGood (at least to Bart) ''{{Franchise/Zorro}}'' movie.
-->''From the "Z" to the "O" to the double "R" "O"\\
He's the dude in the mask from the barrio.\\
With his horse and his mask and his big old sword\\
He'll cut your butt from a '52 Ford.''
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''...number one in the hood, G.
* The [[RearrangeTheSong new version]] of the classic ''{{Transformers}}'' theme for ''Transformers Cybertron'' had a hint of this to it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBOTSMaster'' opened with one.
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'': All over the place, even the villains had their own original rap tunes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hammerman}}'' has one by MC Hammer himself.
* As did ''Kid 'N Play'', naturally. Though in this case, they simply used their hit track "Rollin' with Kid 'N' Play".
* The ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' closing theme. Go planet!
* The "WesternAnimation/LittleShop" cartoon has one. Performed by the plant. If your previous knowledge of "Little Shop of Horrors" comes from the movies and the stage musical, in which the plant [[ManEatingPlant constantly eats characters]] while [[BloodLust screaming for blood]], it's really quite alarming.
--> ''Alright, it's time for me to bust a rhyme!''
--> ''Sit back and chill for a while,''
--> ''I'm comin' at ya, like toon-style,''
--> ''So get ready for a funny-bone overload at the Little Shop!''
* The end credits to the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother?" has Peter performing a rap remix of the theme song, complete with black backup singers.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' uses this kind of theme - essentially a hip-hop update of the theme to [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the 1987 cartoon]]. Prior to that, [[AlternativeForeignThemeSong the third opening to the Japanese dub]] of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003 cartoon]], "Everybody", also included quite a lot of rapping.
* In the 7th (and final) season of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', an upbeat rap-based theme song was used, sung by J.R. Johnston. (The theme song was disliked by many Garfield fans, so it was replaced with "We're Ready to Party" on DVD, although Garfield's original quotations are kept intact.)
* Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of WesternAnimation/MightyMouse, WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle, and Quackula'' sort of does this.
* Another sort of example is ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder''.
* ''[[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan's]] [[RecycledInSpace Planet]]'' (another Filmation production) does this.
* "Deep, deep in the forest, far away from everywhere, live a bunch of mighty little critters. They're called the ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears''!..."
* ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt'', which aired on the same block as Paw Paws.[[note]]The show was called by this title onscreen.[[/note]] Moreover, the block itself even used an instrumental version of this show's theme (aside from the singers singing "Fun-tastic!") for the block's first three seasons.
* The theme song from the second season of ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales'' has the first line sung, but the rest of the song as this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/DaBoomCrew'' has one that sounds suspiciously similar to Sean "[=PDiddy=]" Combs cover of Led Zeppelin's "Come With Me"
* ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' theme starts off as an upbeat rock song, then transitions into a rap and then back into rock again.
* ''Trollkins'', another Creator/HannaBarbera series has this done in certain parts of its theme.
* "It's ''WesternAnimation/TheNutshack''. [[MemeticMutation It's]] ''The Nutshack''."
-->''We out, PEACE!''\\