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Rick and Morty co-creator teams up with SoundCloud rappers for VR rap

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Who’s that in the tree?

Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has a new PlayStation VR game from Crows Crows Crows and Squanch Games, and what better way to get the word out than a hype track with some of the best SoundCloud rappers?

“WhosThatInTheTree” is a song about a mysterious creature in Accounting+, shown in the video above, who hides in a tree. The video that accompanies the song takes place entirely in-game, and Roiland can be heard voicing the creature throughout. Roiland is joined by game developer William Pugh and illustrator Dominik Johann, alongside well-known rappers Casper and Bones. Both rappers came up through SoundCloud, helping to define a subgenre or rap commonly referred to as “SoundCloud rap,” and use their alternative styles on the track to talk about Accounting+.

The video goes through a couple of different environments that Accounting+ players will be able to explore. The tone and aesthetic of the trailer changes with each new level, becoming increasingly more disturbing. That’s pretty on par for Accounting+, which PlayStation Lifestyle described as a “whirlpool of Inception-like VR hellscapes” that gradually spirals “downwards into a hellish VR abyss.”

The video is essentially a well-manicured piece of marketing for the game, but the song is actually pretty catchy. Bones, who gained notoriety after his verse was used in an A$AP Rocky song, “Canal St.,” comes in toward the end and absolutely nails his verse.

Accounting+ is available to purchase for PSVR right now.