this one still cracks me up
Ever since I started listening to rap a few years ago, I’ve always been on the lookout for rap songs that sample from video games. I know that there is a shitload of them out there – rappers (especially underground ones) love to sample shit from the NES/SNES era. Here’s a couple of my faves:
Del The Funkee Homosapien – “Protoculture”
Probably the most well known one on TNL. Megaman Legends can’t be mentioned without someone else adding in that they had to buy a map for it. I remember being pretty amazed back in the day when this first came out by how knowledgeable Del comes off in this track. I think the sample is from Darkstalkers, but I’m not sure.
People Under The Stairs – “Gamin’ on Ya”
PUTS has been one of my favorite groups for a long time. I’ve been really into them ever since I first listened to Question in the Form of an Answer back in the day. If you haven’t checked em out, you really should. Anyway, this song is from their FUN-DMC album. I really dig the samples and lyrics on this track – what is with it with rappers and having sex with girls in burger joint bathrooms?
Some sick Chrono Trigger samples... Wiz is whack as fuck but I like this song. Dom Kennedy is the shit.
Wiz Khalifa - "Never Been"
Dom Kennedy - "Locals Only"
Some Castlevania samples:
Oh No - "The Ride" This is the instrumental cuz noone has uploaded the original to youtube... Dope beat though. Made by Oh No AKA Madlib's brother.
U-N-I - "Castlevania" I used to bump this shit all the time. I love it.
Army of the Pharaohs - "Bloody Tears" Not a fan of these dudes lryics but I love their beats
Some super Mario shit... This one actually couldn't be released because they didn't clear the sample. Landed em a record deal though.
Smif N Wessun - "Super Brooklyn"
Some newer samples, this one's from the Soul Calibur theme:
Eminem - "Hellbound"
Anyone have any else? I know there are shitloads of these kind of samples.
this one still cracks me up
That Khalifa song is pretty sick, actually.
Percee P, "2 Brothers from the Gutter."
Dilla, "Zelda 2" (I actually don't know the sample).
Dilla, "Zelda" (Ditto)
That FFVII sample is hilarious. Didn't Green Lantern do a whole mixtape of FF samples? Or am I going crazy...
I can't believe I forgot this one. Samples a track from Eternal Champions for Genny:
Edit: Another FFVII sample. DIPSET DIPSET DIPSET DIPSET DIPSET
One more, I flipped my shit when I saw PUTS do this one live. I asked Thes One personally if he was ever going to release this beat but he said it's a live only type thing. Those dudes are so dope, I swear to god. Noone's uploaded a good video of it on youtube except for this short clip
Last edited by Eightbitbreaks; 24 Dec 2011 at 11:59 AM.
Korian if you want Zelda dubstep check out this dude DJ Ephixa. He did an entire EP of Zelda dubstep remixes, and they are dope.
Thanks SXA I will check em out.