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Editorial: Ten Rap Songs with DOPE Video Game Samples
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 12:00AM ::
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Editorial courtesy of
Steve 'Flash' Juon
In honor of my
interview with Random a/k/a Mega Ran on Episode #300 of The Hip-Hop Shop
, this week's editorial picks ten video game sampling rap songs. It might be too bold to say these are the top ten
OF ALL TIME
since I'm not writing
Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists
, but I'd go so far as to say all ten of them are worth your time to listen to if you love gaming as much as hip-hop.
It would be easy to fill the entire list with
given he has done
more video game albums
some rappers have albums in total
. As a limiting factor I'm only including one of Random's songs in the list of ten, while simultaneously noting that
you should still check out his classic gaming inspired material
quite regularly - as well as his
Mega-Lo-Mania Kickstarter campaign
One disclaimer - one of the songs actually features a beatbox IMITATING a classic video game - but if you're open minded you can consider that a form of "sampling."
#1. DJ I-Dee f/ Jean Grae, Wrekonize - "The Right"
Game sampled: Final Fantasy VII.
#2. mc chris - "The Tussin"
Game sampled: Gauntlet.
#3. Random a/k/a Mega Ran - "Splash Woman"
Game sampled: Mega Man 9.
#4. Lil' Flip - "Game Over"
Game sampled: Ms. Pac-Man.
#5. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Human Video Game"
Game IMITATED: Donkey Kong.
#6. Cocoa Brovaz (Smif-N-Wessun) - "Super Brooklyn"
Game sampled: Super Mario Bros.
#7. Oh No f/ Medaphoar - "The Ride"
Game sampled: Castlevania III.
#8. Del the Funky Homosapien f/ Khaos Unique - "Proto Culture"
Game sampled: Darkstalkers.
#9. And-Y x Rich P - "Rather Not Care"
Game sampled: Chrono Trigger.
#10. Masta Ace, Eminem & J-Black - "Hellbound"
Game sampled: Soul Calibur.
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