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12 Grime and Rap Tracks That Sample Video Games

Inspired by BBC Three’s recent gaming documentary, we took a look into the relationship between music and gaming. It might surprise you to know that Grime and Rap often takes inspiration from video games...

Loads of producers have sampled video game noises directly, or made beats inspired by distinctive gaming sounds. Here are 12 Grime and Rap tracks which do just that:

1. JME Ft. Giggs - Man Don't Care (Mortal Kombat inspired)

2. D Double E - Streetfighter (Streetfighter samples)

3. Wiley - Crash Bandicoot Freestyle (Crash Bandicoot samples)

4. Devlin - London City (Kingdom Hearts II samples)

5. Dot Rotten - Real Talk (Shinobi on Sega Mega Drive samples)

6. Drake - 6 GOD (Donkey Kong samples)

7. Lil Flip - Game Over (Mortal Kombat samples)

8. Walter Ego Ft. Trim - Set Off (Nintendo inspired)

9. Dizzee Rascal - Streetfighter Remix (Streetfighter samples)

10. Danny Brown - Lincoln Continental (Final Fantasy samples)

11. Kanye West - FACTS (Street Fighter II samples)

12. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Eternal (Eternal Champions samples)