Busta Rhymes and Lil Dicky Throw Down for Dave & Buster's

Comic duo packs a punch

Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson it ain't. 

Still, a boxing match between Busta Rhymes and Dave "Lil Dicky" Burd would be ... something?

They probably won't mix it up in the ring, though the pair star in a pugilistic plug-fest for Dave & Buster's courtesy of Ryan Reynolds' Maximum Effort agency. 

The work hypes a special dine-in offer: 50 percent off new menu items for D&M Rewards members. Dave and Busta each represent half of the brand name. 

So ... we get this campaign to establish supremacy? It's all a tad vague, but Burd and Rhymes deliver.

Dave & Buster's | Dave vs. Busta

"Watch as Dave and Busta prepare for battle by eating their half-price favorites and practicing on some of the dozens of games at every Dave & Busters location," the brand says.

The D vs. B notion could connect because the stars make a formidable team. Dave's all nebbishy, delivering lines with classic '90s sitcom style. Rhymes plays the tough guy—pure swagger in his shiny pre-fight robe.

We'll hang in for a few more rounds and see how this one develops across more videos to come.

Of course, Maximum Effort always shines from celebs. Ads with Reynolds himself are the stuff of legend. But the work still rocks when others—like Matthew McConaughey or Anthony Hopkins—take starring roles.

David Gianatasio
David Gianatasio is managing editor at Clio Awards.

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