Hip hop's concerns with sex, drugs and violence are no secret to anyone, but what about its love of videogames, comic books and cult movies? The fascination with geek culture has always been there. The latest incarnation of this is hip hop artist Charles Hamilton who, with his interest in Sonic, is taking that obsession to a whole new Zone.
Gin, Juice and Videogames
The synthesis of hip hop culture and videogames.
Hip hop and games have crossed paths more than a few times in the last 20 years, but the true integration of rap and videogames may be yet to come. Matt Yeomans details the history of collaboration between the two media.
Fans of rock and pop music have literally dozens of rhythm games to choose from. So why have music games left hip hop out in the cold? Darius Kazemi looks at the design problems involved with creating a compelling hip hop music game and how the right developer could solve them.
Forget 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. Hip hop and videogames have had a longer and more meaningful relationship than recent crossovers would lead you to believe. Brian Rowe analyzes how the hip hop culture and aesthetic has made its way into some pretty diverse titles.
Hip hop artists usually rhyme about what they know, whether it's the neighborhood they grew up in or their favorite Mega Man boss. Nathan Meunier examines how videogames have influenced the culture of nerdcore rappers.