10 Best (and Worst) Video Game Rap Songs

 
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    May 27, 2011 at 7:30 am

    gangsta mario
    Video games and rap music are like cultural siblings; they were both born in the 70’s and 80’s, and examples of both are either really great, or absolutely terrible. But when you combine video games and rap videos, you get a collection of the best and worst video game rap songs ever made. There’s no in between with these things. They’re either awesome, or they make you want to stab yourself in the ears and eyes for the rest of eternity. Here are the 10 best (and worst) video game rap songs ever created.
     

    The History of Video Games


    I really want to hate this guy, mostly because he wears dog tags and a deliberately crooked baseball cap. You can’t deny that his rap skills are tight, though. It’s much more enjoyable if you minimize your browser window so you can just listen to the song without the douchebaggery burning your eyeballs.
     

    Super Mario Rap

    by Benefit


    One of the best things about a good video game-themed rap song is that it uses the music from actual video games mixed with a nice hip hop beat, and this song is an awesome example of that combo in effect. Also, this song somehow makes Super Mario Bros. seem filthy.
     

    Video Game Rap

    by Swift Kid


    Swift Kid is just awesome, period.
     

    Get Your Game Up!

    by DeStorm


    This isn’t necessarily a great rap video about video games, but it’s definitely the best “dude dropping the titles of video games into a rap” rap video I’ve ever seen. Also, I think he rhymes “atlas” with “atlas”.
     

    The Left For Dead 2 Rap


    Sure, the music is kind of crappy and the rapper(s) aren’t all that great, but I appreciate that they gave each character his/her own verse. That’s a real girl on Michelle’s verse too, which means the dude who made this video knows at least one girl, so if we were having a “Who on this List Knows the Most Girls?” contest, this guy would definitely win.
     

    Generation Gaming

    by Dan Bull


    No matter how hard I try, I just can’t take rappers with English accents seriously. It always just sounds like a Disney movie that’s trying to be hardcore. If you can get over the accent, though, this song is pretty freakin’ awesome.
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    The Red Dead Redemption Rap


    If Rock-Rap is anything, it’s a genre of music that should never be played over animated footage of cowboys. Music tastes aside, I like how this song starts out really dramatic and builds up all this tension, then just drops the steamiest crap lyrics on you out of nowhere. It’s exactly like real Rock-Rap!
     

    The Bioshock 2 Rap


    I love Bioshock 2, but this song kind of sucks. It’s the first video on the list that specifically mentions “mountain dew” as a gamer staple, so I’ll give it credit for breaking some new ground there. I don’t think anyone knew that gamers like to drink soda until now. However, this song is instantly the best track on this list, thanks to the line “I’ll cut you in half, leave you lookin’ like a midget”…because midgets are shorter than normal-sized people, get it?
     

    The Crappiest Video Game Rap EVER


    If we could get every rapper into a room and then show them this video, I’m positive they would all agree that rap is absolutely terrible, and they’d just agree to never do it again. The good thing about a video like this is that the comments are far more entertaining than the actual video.
     

    The World of Warcraft Rap


    It’s a good thing this guy put some tape on his glasses. Otherwise, I’d have no idea that he’s a HUGE NERD.
     

    That One Zelda Commercial


    …and this is why white people like rap music.
     
     

     
     
     
    5 Comments
    1. 2TonTongue says:

      I did a video last week blending Final Fantasy VI’s “Decisive Battle” with Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield,” and I did a little rap on it.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs_jLnCVwFw

    2. Shovelupagus says:

      lol, if we can get over his accent. As if. Dan Bull is awesome.

    3. Ryan says:

      I think atlas was rhymed with atlas, the two times he said it they did not necessarily have to rhyme to fit the rhyme scheme he was going for.

    4. ZagYee says:

      Wow OK this makes a lot of sense dude. Wow.

    5. Egress says:

      this is the best rap song about video games.

      Youtube Search: Put Your Quarters Up

     
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