VIDEO: The History Of Video Games Sampled In Rap Songs

Rappers brag all the time about how awesome their lives are–riding around in tinted-windowed Lambos with hot girls as they make it rain, guzzle Cristal and cough syrup, and do whatever else it is we imagine they do. But we’ve recently discovered rappers aren’t that much different than us. Turns out, to become one of them, all you really have to do is go to Barcade or dig through the shelves at Gamestop and start playing some retro video games.

How do we know this secret? Last month, Spin compiled an eclectic list of 50 rap songs that sample video games from Donkey Kong to Mortal Kombat and everything in between. But since most of us were too lazy to click through the entire list, Spin whipped up an awesome six-minute video including clips from all 50 songs played over scenes from the games. Apparently, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Wiz Khalifa invent beats by sitting on their alligator-skin couches (again, we’re guessing here) and going ham on some Tetris. What a life.

Check out the video below and tell us which clip you dig the most.

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