As video game music has become more mainstream, or at least more popular thanks to outlets like OverClocked Remix, I think it's safe to say that, as a genre, geek beat is closer to hip-hop than anything else - and that's before cats like Dan the Automator started doing full soundtracks.
Whereas a lot of critics loathe the simplicity in gamer funk, I've always dug them. In particular, two dope bit-inspired cuts that come to mind are Big Shug and Statik Selektah's "Punch-Out," and U-N-I's "Castlevania".
This here Team Teamwork joint is competently mixed, which isn't always easy when you're tweaking one-dimensional sound effects. The Lupe track is especially dope, and even a little bit hilarious for some reason.
Being an amateur gamer and a hip-hop snob, I can appreciate the MC selections, but only get the comfort food willies from about half of the game backdrops. Nonetheless, hella wired rap fanatics are sure to have a good squirt over more than a few of these.
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