Watch this: a history of hip-hop sampling video games


Samples for hip-hop songs can come from a wide variety of places, and as this supercut from Spin proves, video games are a popular choice. The majority of games used are retro classics — from Tetris to Super Mario Bros. — but there are also a few surprising games that have been sampled over the years, including Final Fantasy X and, more recently, Sword & Sworcery. The video is a fun trip down memory lane, and a great example of what can happen when cultures collide — check it out below.

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