Video games play an important part in popular culture. Thus, video games with a hip-hop background are more and more produced. This is why TRACE has decided to make a selection of the 5 most memorable “hip-hop” video games for the Wednesplay.
5- DJ Hero
For the first time, the player should use a turntable controller instead of its classic joystick. DJ Hero is a music video game based on turntablism. Your aim is to get the crowd frenzy by scratching in rhythm. The playlist is very good and should delight all music lovers.
4- PaRappa the Rapper
PaRappa the rapper is a rhythm game in which the main character, PaRappa, must make his way through each of the game’s six stages by rapping. The game is remembered for its unique graphic design, its quirky soundtrack and its bizarre plot.
3- Jet Set Radio
Dreamcast has a wide variety of good video games, such as Jet Set Radio. It takes place in two cities, Tokyo-to and Grind city. The goal is to spray over other gangs’ graffiti with the player’s own. The player character rides using inline skates, and has to avoid the police.
2- Def Jam Fight for NY
When you think about hip-hop and video games, you shall think about Def Jam Fight For NY. This game marked the video game’s history. DJFFNY is a fighting game starring famous rappers, such as, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Xzibit, and Busta Rhymes. Just awesome!
1- GTA San Andreas
GTA San Andreas is an open world action-adventure video game. The game is set within the fictional US state of San Andreas which is made up of three metropolitan cities: Los Santos, based on Los Angeles; San Fierro, based on San Francisco; and Las Venturas, based on Las Vegas. A masterpiece and a must have for any video games aficionados.