Ever wondered what Hip Hop would have sounded like if it were used as the soundtrack to a NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game?
Me neither, but damn this is cool! Basically what some of Jay-Z, Kanye, T.I. and some other rappers beats would have sounded like on a video game in the 80's. Classic.
Now I'm waiting on some new-school rapper to flip the script (did I really just use that term?) and start sampling some old-school video game music.
It's not like it hasn't been done before.
There's Benefit's joint Warp To World 6-9 which uses the classic Super Mario Bros. sample.
Smif-n-Wessun (then Cocoa Brovaz) also flipped the Mario sample for Super Brooklyn. Ill shit.
Sampling Mario Bros. is almost too easy though. How about Extended F@mm's Line Drop, where they borrow the famous Tetris music and use it to great effect on the concept track. In the game, the music speeds up after dropping (and clearing) a number of lines. In the track, the beat/sample speeds up after each punchline dropped by the crew. Ridiculous.
Can I get a Jigga joint over some Metroid music?
How about a little Nas on a banging Ninja Gaiden (aka Shadow Warriors) beat?
Make it happen. Please.
Oh and if anyone is after MP3's of any of the tracks I linked, get at me via comments and I'll hook you up.