Top 10 Tracks from Video Games that brought a spotlight to Underground Hip-Hop [Linwood’s Picks]
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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!
DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN – “If You Must”
TALIB KWELI AND RAKIM – “GETTING UP ANTHEM: PART 1” (SUBWAY SURFING)
FORT MINOR – “THERE THEY GO” FEAT. SIXX JOHN
BISHOP LAMONT – “TRUE CRIME REMIX” FEAT. GUERILLA BLACK
THE PRUNES – “ROCKIN’ THE MIC”
APATHY – “DRIVE IT LIKE I STOLE IT”
JEAN GRAE – “GOING CRAZY”
JURRASIC 5 – “DAY AT THE RACES”
ATMOSPHERE – “TRYING TO FIND A BALANCE”
SLUG, AESOP ROCK, AND MF DOOM – “PUT YOUR QUARTER UP”
Linwood Storm is an American musician, executive producer, filmmaker, director, actor, publisher, voice-over artist and comic book writer from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is currently the host of the ‘Black Grindhouse’ podcast and founder of GameCargo.