If it fits, it sits! The saying holds when you pair your favorite song with the right visual. This completely alters the way you view and experience the song!
We all know the ecstatic feeling of a song fitting perfectly into a particular scene of a movie and how you can never hear it the same way again! The sentiment certainly elevates when you are involved in the scene or a video game.
Here are ten times your favorite hip-hop songs made a feature on a video game soundtrack.
FIFA 19: TRIBE – BAS FT. J.COLE
Developed by EA Vancouver, FIFA 19 is the 26th installment of the FIFA series. The new version was released on multiple gaming consoles like Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, and 4, and Windows.
FIFA 19 surprised their fans when they used Bas’ then new release as the soundtrack for the video game. The song released in 2018, much like FIFA 19, uses Tribe – an upbeat yet relaxed rap song as the soundtrack. The rap song is a genius like any other by Dreamville records and has FIFA fans labeling this one of the best soundtracks yet.
NBA 2K20: XXXTENTACION – WOAH
NBA 2K20, a video game based on The National Basketball Association, released NBA 2K20 late in 2019. In comparison to mainstream rap, the rap song Woah is a lot softer with an upbeat instrumental. NBA 2K fans were thrilled to have a piece by XXXTENTACION as part of the soundtrack as the young rapper had passed on a little over a year prior to the NBA2K20 release.
NBA2K20: EARTHGANG – PROUD OF YOU FT YOUNG THUG
NBA2K20 hit home with one of their other soundtracks called Proud of You, yet another brilliant track by Dreamville records. The rap song encompasses the distinctive style and voice of rapper Young Thug in this cheerful piece. The name of the track, ‘proud of you,’ makes gamers feel a sense of personal accomplishment.
GRAND THEFT AUTO V: KENDRICK LAMAR – SWIMMING POOLS
GTA 5 or officially known as Grand Theft Auto V released in 2013 by development company Rockstar North. GTA 5 includes lyrical genius Kendrick Lamar’s track Swimming Pools which was released in 2012 as part of his album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
GTA users were doubly excited as GTA 5 was the main release in the Grand Theft Auto Series since its previous release was in 2008. The long wait of the GTA release alongside the rap song Swimming Pools made the users’ experience more fulfilling.
GRAND THEFT AUTO V: A$AP FERG – WORK
This action-packed video game that is set in the fictional state of San Andreas; lets users control the three characters available in the game. The game protagonists have careers: retired bank robber, street gangster, and drug dealer, all of which are not acceptable by law. Having Work by A$AP FERG as a soundtrack elevates the user’s experience threefold since the rap song offers a gangster feel to it.
WWE 2K20: LIL UZI VERT – XO TOUR LIFE
WWE 2K20 is an adaptation of World Wrestling Entertainment’s professional wrestling matches. It was developed by Visual Concepts and was released in October of 2019. It was only available on gaming consoles like Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows.
The hit by Lil Uzi fits just right, preparing the user to get into the ring. The song’s futuristic sounds and the rapper’s voice make it one of a kind for a soundtrack in WWE 2K20.
MADDEN NFL 20: DENZEL CURRY SHAWSHANK
The Madden NFL 20 video game is based on the National Football League. It was developed by EA Tiburon and was released in 2019 on gaming consoles such as Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Windows. Madden NFL is one of the most recognized video games that showcase American Football.
Denzel Curry’s motivational rap song Shawshank sets the mood for a competitive game among users. The song has a rough edge, much like the game, and perfectly fits the video game’s soundtrack.
NBA 2K19 : SHECK WES – MO BAMBA
NBA 2K19 is the 20th installment of the NBA 2K franchise. The NBA video games are a class apart and known for their most realistic graphics. Contributing to its greatness is Mo Bamba, the most viral rap song of 2017. This catchy tune seems to assert a sense of dominance – something the users love to embrace while playing a competitive game of basketball.
MADDEN NFL 19: JAY ROCK – WIN
Madden NFL 19, a series of the American Football and franchise of the EA Sports, is one of the many installments of the National Football League named after John Madden, the famous football coach and commentator.
Jay Rock’s song Win emits an all-or-nothing sentiment. This track seemed just the right fit for the soundtrack as it prepares competitors for a tough game ahead and a winning mentality.
Nothing says eyes-on-the-prize any better than this rap song does!
UFC 4: G-EAZY – NO LIMIT FT CARDI B & A$AP ROCKY
UFC is based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This, like most video games, is developed by EA Sports in collaboration with SkyBox Labs and was first released in 2014.
One of their relatively recent installments, the UFC 4, was released in 2020.
This mixed martial arts video game saw soundtracks by multiple artists, but the one that truly stood out to the audience was No Limit. This energetic rap song with features from Cardi B and A$AP Rocky is one of the most exemplary collaborations. It induces a sense of boundless energy and determination as to the soundtrack for the video game.
Every video game has over 30 soundtracks for the release of the game, and there are indefinitely a few of them that stand out differently from the rest!
With soundtracks so great, it probably might hold you back from commencing your game.