A Long, Fascinating History of Video Game Samples in Rap Songs

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Continuing on from a list they put together in October, Spin magazine has built a video showing you a whole bunch of video game samples used in hip-hop tracks.

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It runs in gaming's chronological order, so while the music may be all over the place, the games at least will be in order.

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In case you couldn't guess in advance, there's a lot of Street Fighter II in this video.

Watch the History of Video Games, Soundtracked by the Rap Songs That Sample Them [Spin]

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ShadowflareXIII
ShadowflareXIII

The *oldest* one I can think of...and it isn't even a rap song is Rock the Casbah by The Clash.

If you listen *real* hard...I swear you can hear one of those hand held LCD games in the background. Starts around 1:54.