What we aim to bring you with Sound of Play is a diverse sample of some of our favourite pieces from the many air-punching, spine-tingling, tear-jerking and grin-inducing videogame soundtracks we’ve heard over the years. Since we’ve hit another tenth Sound of Play, we’re taking a special look back at rap in videogame history. From cute dogs to Snoop Doggs, we bring you decades of hip hop and rap from your favorite games.
Oh, and, this one has explicit lyrics, so put the kiddies to bed!
Track listing for this show is as follows:
1: Average Day by 3 Stories High – B. Rap Boys, 1992
2: Cheap Cheap the Cooking Chicken’s RAP by Masaya Matsuura – PaRappa the Rapper
3: 2 Bad by ??? – Bust-a-Groove, 1998
4: Moving On by Hideki Okugawa & Infinite – Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike – Fight for the Future, 1999
5: Funky Radio by BB Rights – Jet Set Radio, 2000
6: Needle by Satoshi Ise – Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000, 2000
7: Riders on the Storm by Snoop Dogg & The Doors – Need for Speed Underground 2, 2004
8: Theme Song by Michael Hunter – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, 2004
9: Hit Your Ass Up by 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, & Tony Yayo – 50 Cent: Bulletproof, 2006
10: Ain’t That Funny by Sick YG – MadWorld, 2009
11: The Moon and the Prince (and LEOPALDON MIX) by Akitaka Tohayama & Leopaldon – Katamari Forever, 2009
12: Tha Shiznit (Rock Band Mix) by Snoop Dogg – Rock Band 2, 2010
13: Knocc ‘Em Down by Snoop Dogg – Tekken Tag Tournament 2, 2011
14: Ruthless by Tre-Dot – Anarchy Reigns, 2012
15: Columbia by Adam WarRock – BioShock: Infinite, 2013
16: I’m Not Going Anywhere by Kadesh Flow – Tomb Raider (2013), 2013
17: Dance! by Shihoko Hirata – Persona 4: Dancing All Night, 2015
18: Watch Over Me by Dan Bull – Overwatch, 2016
19: Megaman II by The Adventures of Duane and BrandO – Mega Man 2, 2009
Sound of Play: 130 was edited by Ryan Hamann (@InsrtCoins)
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