Watch the History of Video Games, Soundtracked by the Rap Songs That Sample Them

Game over.

Sorry, you're not in here Parappa.
Sorry, you're not in here Parappa.
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SPIN Staff

We're sure you remember our Kotaku-approved list of 50 rap songs that sample video games. If not, it basically traced rap's love affair with the joystick from Sugar Hill Records alumni chilling at the ice arcade to Lil B expressing his love for you over Final Fantasy X. Now, for those who hated all that "reading" and "YouTube pushing" comes a swell supercut video where you can watch video games go from an 8-bit atari teenage riot to the type of PlayStation 2 games Ludacris kept in the ride. Watch us flip it like pinball.

Video courtesy of Alex Eaton

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  • 1 DJ Center — 2AM inna London Dub " 05:10
  • 2 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — Eurydice " 04:19
  • 3 Twin Shadow — To The Top " 03:20
  • 4 Fantasmes — Bare Bones " 04:58
  • 5 The Black Angels — An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street " 03:20
  • 6 Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun (Demo) " 05:54
  • 7 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45

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