Potap

Potap

Potap is one of my favorite rappers in general. Sure, he is from the Ukraine and raps in Russian and I don’t know Russian but his music is some of my favorite rap music. Sometimes not understanding is part of the fun!

Most of his songs are performed with Nastya Kamenskih, which complements Potap’s sense of humor and rap style.

Potap and Nastya

Saints Row 3 Soundtrack

Saints Row 3 Soundtrack

Saints Row 3 is a crazy ass game and one of the parts that keeps the game going with such action is the incredible soundtrack. Here is the 8-track original soundtrack for Saints Row: The Third. The soundtrack was written and produced by Malcolm Kirby Jr.

Let’s have a listen!

Saints Row: The Third [Soundtrack] – 01 – Saints Row The Third

The theme song is one of the best songs in the game. It has hip hop beats which go great with the theme of gang warfare that the game is all about.

Saints Row: The Third [Soundtrack] – 02 – When Good Heists Go Bad

Nice tense song. Sounds like it would be perfect for a stealth combat mission.

Saints Row: The Third [Soundtrack] – 03 – The Mission Part 1

This sounds like a perfect song for a robbery or probably from something out of Shadowrun.

Saints Row: The Third [Soundtrack] – 04 – The Mission Part 2

The continuation of The Mission. Such tense music is a perfect blend of rock and techno.

Saints Row: The Third [Soundtrack] – 05 – Oleg And Kinzie

This one is still tense but not as action packed as the other ones. Nice change in pace.

Saints Row: The Third [Soundtrack] – 06 – Killbane And The Syndicate

Now this is more like it. This one is a strong rock track with militant elements to it.

Saints Row: The Third [Soundtrack] – 07 – STAG

This one makes me think of 2001: A Space Odyssey mixed with Terminator and mixed with TRON Legacy. This is the theme for STAG, the super badguys from the game.

Saints Row: The Third [Soundtrack] – 08 – End Game

This nice mellow yet strong hip hop track wraps it all up.

If you want to check out more video game soundtracks we like and share, check out the Obsolete Gamer Music Hall!

Saints Row 3 Cover

Seryoga: Chiki

Seryoga - Chiki

Sergey Vasilyevich Parkhomenko was born in 1976 in Gomel Belarus, a tough neighborhood in Russia. In 2001-he joined a hip-hop group called Kontra da Banda, not long after that he began his solo career and gain popularity in 2004. Seryoga has released several albums and singles. This video is from his 2008 album.

Warning there are some NSFW images in the video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFGpbuFPSf0


Commercial Wars: Best use of a Rap

parappa the rapper
parappa the rapper

Rap is universal, sure it may be dominated by African American artists, but rap is for everyone. Well, everyone except video game companies. Don’t get me wrong, you have to do what you can to grab a younger generation but most of these were just really bad commercials. Also I have yet to find an old video game commercial using rap that has actual African American kids. Oh well, on to the voting!

Atari 2600: The Fun is Back

The fun is back oh yes er re it’s the 2600 from Atari. Oh my lord you know that guy went on to make millions in the music industry.  When Atari packaged its system for a new low price of just $50 you know it was time to make a rap about it.

Nintendo: Zelda Rap

Oh Lord where to start. Okay first, does anyone else get the vibe that the kids are looking at an adult magazine and not Nintendo Power? I mean besides the “”Nice Graphics” quote it sounds like something I would have said while checking out Playboy.

Next is the “rap” I have to guess this is a parody of rap because even Solider Boy isn’t that bad. Not only is the beat box out of something you’d see on rapping granny, but the “lyrics” sound like they were pieced together from a fortune cookie.

Finally and again the way they talk about the game toward the end, “Ya go Link ya, get some.” Is that not a line from every Ron Jeremy movie? I just think these children need more parental supervision and a kick in the ass.

Sega Genesis: Toe Jam & Earl

I can’t hate on this one too much because it does fit the style of rap at the time and the game was to have a “hip hop” vibe. Does this rap not sound like the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme? I know when I saw this commercial the first thing I did was call my home boys for some two player action. Err…wow that just doesn’t read right.

This Ain’t American Idol

However, we need your vote. Which rap best fit the theme and style of the commercial?

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