Top 10 Tracks from Video Games that brought a spotlight to Underground Hip-Hop [Linwood’s Picks]

True Crime: Streets of LA

As I mentioned on the tenth and season one’s finale of ‘Black Grindhouse’, my tastes in Hip-Hop and Rap were heavily influenced by discovering relatively underground acts after hearing artists in songs from video games such as the ‘Tony Hawk’ franchise, ‘Need for Speed’, ‘Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix’. and more. It is even easier for the newer generation of our youth to develop their tastes with apps such as Shazam, instead of relying on googling lyrics. For this list, I will be providing my picks for Top 10 Hip-Hop and Rap songs from lesser-known rappers. These choices help me evolve my ears as a hardcore listener and challenged my standards of the music genre. Feel free to let us know yours in the comment section below!

Song: Del the Funky Homosapien – “If You Must”
Video Game: ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3’
Song: Talib Kweli and Rakim – “Getting Up Anthem: Part 1” (Subway Surfing)
Video Game: Video Game: ‘Marc Eckō’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure’
Song: Fort Minor – “There They Go” feat. Sixx John
Video Game: ‘Marc Eckō’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure’
Song: Bishop Lamont – “True Crime Remix” feat. Guerilla Black
Video Game: ‘True Crime: Streets of LA’
Song: The Prunes – “Rockin’ the Mic
Video Game: ‘Jet Set Radio Future’
Song: Apathy – “Drive It Like I Stole It”
ViVideo Game: ‘Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix’

Song: Jean Grae – “Going Crazy”
Video Game: ‘Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix’
Song: Jurrassic 5 – “A Day At The Races”
Video Game: ‘Tony Hawk’s Underground’
Song: Atmosphere – “Trying To Find A Balance”
Video Game: ‘Tony Hawk’s Underground 2’
Song: Slug, Aesop Rock, and MF Doom on “Put Your Quarter Up”
Video Game: ‘Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland’