K.K. Cruisin'

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#35 K.K. Cruisin'  
K.K. Cruisin' NH Texture.png
Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Aircheck
Live Performance
Composed by Toru Minegishi
Mood A little grumpy...
Owned by
Genre G-funk
Acid jazz
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 アーバンけけ
 都市K.K.
 Kéké R&B
 Tota-gánster
 K.K. Cool
 Круиз К. К.
 팝K.K.
 都市K.K.
 Kéké R&B
 Tota-gánster
 K.K. Cruisin'
 K.K.-club

"K.K. Cruisin'" is a K.K. Slider song that first appears in Doubutsu no Mori. The aircheck, noted for its slow tempo, whistling synth, and hip-hop beat, appears to be based on G-funk, a subgenre of hip-hop that emerged during the early 1990s and remained popular throughout the decade. The live performance version appears to be based more upon acid jazz, a precursor to G-funk from the 1980s. It may take inspiration from "Virtual Insanity" by the English funk band Jamiroquai, which has a similar chord progression.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The album cover for "K.K. Cruisin'" features K.K. Slider wearing a suit, shield sunglasses, and gold chains. He sits on a leather couch with his legs crossed. In New Horizons, K.K.'s pose was changed, and he now wears aviator sunglasses. The cover appears to take inspiration from English R&B artist Mark Morrison's 1996 album Return of the Mack. The text at bottom-left position is illegible in New Leaf, while in New Horizons, it reads "K.K. Cruisin'" atop a red wax seal.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, "K.K. Cruisin'" is played in the houses of Bangle and Bertha. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, it is also played in the houses of Joe and Velma, and the aircheck of the song's live performance can be received from Bangle, Bertha, Boris, Joe, and Velma at maximum friendship.

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, "K.K. Cruisin'" is played in Agent S's house.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "K.K. Cruisin'" is played in the houses of Deirdre, Eugene, Timbra, and Vivian. K.K. Slider has the aircheck of the song's live performance placed as a piece of furniture inside of his RV.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "K.K. Cruisin'" is played in the houses of Baabara, Cesar, Francine, Jambette, Monique, Opal, Pancetti, Raymond, Robin, Shari, and Vivian. The aircheck of this song can be obtained from one of these villagers after visiting their house by their favor. This song's aircheck can also be purchased in Nook Shopping daily selection for  3,200 Bells.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, "K.K. Cruisin'" is played in the houses of Ed, Pierce, Shep, and Zell.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "K.K. Cruisin'" is played in the houses of Ed, Pierce, Shep, Timbra, and Zell.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, "K.K. Cruisin'" plays on the Gold Phonograph from the Golden Collection Set.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

K.K. Cruisin' is featured in the Super Smash Bros. series, being played by K.K. Slider during Saturday nights on Smashville or Town and City.

Gallery[edit]

Music[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アーバンけけ
Āban Keke
Urban K.K.

Korean 팝K.K.
Pap K.K.
Pop K.K.

Simplified Chinese 都市K.K.
Dūshì K.K.
Urban K.K.

Russian Круиз К. К.
Kruiz K. K.
K.K. Cruise

Dutch K⁠.⁠K⁠.-⁠club K.K. Club

German K.K. Cruisin'

European Spanish Tota-gánster K.K. Gangster

European French Kéké R&B K.K. R&B

Italian K.K. Alla deriva
K.K. Cool (New Horizons)
K.K. Adrift
K.K. Cool

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