Friday, January 9, 2009
TCS PRESENTS: TOP 5 HIP HOP INFLUENCED VIDEO GAMES OF ALL TIME..
#5....TOE JAM & EARL
the FIRST hip hop influenced game EVER, my cousin had this joint and we used to play it to death. this goes on the list just off GP.
#4....WU TANG SHAOLIN STYLE
the first fighting game with rappers. though the game kinda sucked, back then i didn't care because it was Wu Tang, the songs were dope and it was a fighting game. everything from GZA's Liquid Swords to ODB's Drunken Boxing style was dope. this had to be on the list.
#3....PARAPPA THE RAPPER
come ON, how can you hate on this joint? i remember i had the demo disc on my Psone and i got on peoples nerves singin the Master Onion part. i have still have it on Psone and i recently copped it for my PSP for rappin' on the go.
#2....MARC ECKO'S GETTING UP
this came in at a VERY close second. i know what some of you might be thinking, "how is this hip hop influenced?". well, if you knew your hip hop, graffiti is one of the 4 elements: MC'ing, DJ'ing, Breaking, and "Writing". i lost sleep on this joint and played it for 5 hours straight one night. it did for graffiti what Tony Hawk did for skateboarding. it recognized and featured legends like Kaws, Futura, Shepherd Fairey, and many more. the soundtrack was one of the best in a video game and covered everything from Nina Simone to Del tha Funky Homosapien. the story was good enough for a movie. the cast featured everybody from Talib Kweli, Charlie Murphy, Rosario Dawson, Mark Hamill, Diddy and many more. i had to get another copy since SOMEBODY *cough* Walt*cough* stole my original. this game got the stamp of approval from alot of graff heads and thats a hard thing to do. but if you can, play this joint.
#1....DEF JAM FIGHT FOR NEW YORK
Hands down THE best hip hop influenced games, if not one of the best games EVER, in history. the story line was dope. the fun factor was dope. the soundtrack was "ignant" and it had like 50 people the game. i forgot how fun it was until i was going through my closet and saw it. who knew beating the shit out of Bonecrusher with Famlay could be so fun or using Ludacris to beat the shit out of Shawna for making 2 non selling ass albums. to this day, i STILL can't be beat in this joint. if you think you can, get at me.