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Besides just video games, I am a big fan of music, and I’m always on the lookout for a new band or artist. Over the years, I have grown an affinity for rap and hip-hop music.

Maybe it’s your subconscious, but when you enjoy two things, I think you tend to look for any overlaps or connections. I have started to notice and pick out more and more references to video games in the hip-hop music I was listening to, so I decided to make a playlist of all the songs. Many contain references in the lyrics or titles. Some include samples of video game music in the underlying instrumental track.

Surprisingly these two things that seem so distant on the surface overlap quite often. As of writing this, I have more than 70 songs on the playlist. I will continue to add more as I find them, so make sure to add the playlist to your library. And please reach out to let me know of any songs I might have missed.