The relationship between hip-hop and video games is undeniable. Many games feature rap soundtracks, and hip-hop artists like Sway and Talib Kweli have done video game voice-overs in the past. Others like Snoop Dogg have taken the connection one step further by organizing gaming tournaments between rappers. Sometimes, it's not even rappers that are the forefront of the marriage between hip-hop and video games. Take for instance the brand new NBA 2K7 video game soundtrack from Gorillaz producer Dan the Automator.
The esteemed musician has tapped a wide variety of emcees for his 2K7 soundtrack slated to drop on Septemeber 19th, 2006. Some of the rappers on hand for the project include: Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Ghostface Killah, E40, Slim Thug, and Fabolous.NBA 2K7 Soundtrack Track Listing:
- Dan The Automator - "Intro"
- Slim Thug - "I Love This Game"
- Rhymefest - "Bang The Ball"
- Hieroglyphics - "Don't Hate The Player" | (MP3)
- Fabolous - "Ball Til You Fall"
- Aceyalone & Rakaa of Dilated Peoples – Champions"
- E-40 & San Quinn - "Baller Blockin'"
- Ghostface & A.G. of D.I.T.C. - "2K007" | (MP3)
- Lupe Fiasco & Evidence of Dilated Peoples - "Catch Me"
- Mos Def & Anwar Superstar - "Here Comes The Champ"
- Charli 2na of Jurassic 5 - "Anchor Man"
- A Tribe Called Quest - "Lyrics To Go (Remix)"
- Zion I - "Fade Away"