Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Video Game References In the Media (Music)


Video games have been referenced in the media as long as they've been around. Recently I've noticed a trend with referencing video games in music, especially hip-hop. There is a gaming/hip-hop culture mash that has been going on for years. I'm thinking it's just easier to rhyme with Xbox then to sing about it. 

Here are some of my favorites:

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Fences)


Album: VS. Redux EP
Song: Otherside
Release: 2010

Despite how Lil Wayne lives
It's not conducive to being creative
And I know 'cause he's my favorite
And I know 'cause I was off that same mix
Rationalize the shit that I'd try after I listen to dedication
But he's an alien, I'd sip that shit, pass out or play Playstation



 

House of Pain


Album: House of Pain 
Song: Jump Around 
Release: 1992
 
I'm the cream of the crop, I rise to the top I never eat a pig cause a pig is a cop
Or better yet a terminator
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger
Try'n to play me out like as if my name was Sega


 

 

Chamillionaire (featuring Krayzie Bone)


Album: The Sound of Revenge
Song: Ridin'
Release: 2005

N****'s see if they can see me lean 
I'm tint so it ain't easy to be seen
For me to see me ride by 

They can see the gleam
And my shine on the deck and TV screen
Riding with a new chick she like hold up
Next to the PlayStation controlla'


  *It's not a PlayStation Controller*

 

  Cee Lo Green


Album: The Lady Killer
Song: Forget You
Release: 2010

Yeah I'm sorry, I can't afford a Ferrari,
But that don't mean I can't get you there.
I guess he's an Xbox and I'm more Atari,
But the way you play your game ain't fair. 


 

Atmosphere


Album: Seven's Travels
Song: Trying to Find a Balance 
Release: 2003

Doesn't take much and that's messed up
Because these people do a lot of simple s*** to impress us
While everyone was trying to out-do the last man 
I was just a ghost trying to catch some Mrs. Pac-Man

 

 

  B.o.B. (featuring Bruno Mars)


Album: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Song: Nothin' on You 
Release: 2010

I’ve been to London, I’ve been to Paris
even went out there to Tokyo
back home down in Georgia to New Orleans
but you always still to show (still to show)
and just like that girl you got me fro (got me fro)
like a Nintendo 64 (64)
if you never knew well now you know (know, know, know)


 

 



Lyrics found on LyricsReg and elyrics

Great article by Complex.com
The 50 Best video Game References In Hip-Hop

 

 

Game On!

2 comments:

  1. You gotta do more of these Lol.

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  2. I'm working on a post w/ references in television/movies :)

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