It’s no big surprise that I do enjoy the occasional video game from time to time. I grew up with them from games like Centipede to Bubble Bubble, and Sonic even to modern ones (not that trash COD however). Anyways most video games of the mid and late 90s have managed to make themselves iconic for the music. Music was such an important factor in being identifiable as a video game and it’s a little less now, but there are still some games that aren’t Mario, Sonic, or Halo that do get remembered for their killer sound track.
I digress a little bit. What matters here is that a gent going by the name of Team Teamwork has combine a love of video games, rap and hip-hop to bring some killer remixes to the masses. Mostly it’s been of games from the mid and late 90s with music of the late 90s and early 00s which is basically a high point for both games and music.
When I had come across Team Teamworks music it was when he had remixed his Vinyl Fantasy 7 album (based on the game Final Fantasy 7 in case one did not know) and it really hit it off for me. It has a good sound to it and I still love listening to it.
What’s even better is that he’s also released a new compilation of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis game sound tracks with artists like Ludacris, Biggie Smalls, Kayne West to music from Super Metroid, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Earthbound. The best part about all his remixing is that nothing seems to be forced or badly mixed. It show how thought out and meticulous his process is going into the creation process and the results that come from taking that time and effort (alas I only wish I had those skills).
His works are free to download and I remember he had a bit of trouble when Vinyl Fantasy 7 dropped. Turns out some rappers get all up in peeps business when they get their shit stolen from them. However, you are able to donate to pay for the music he puts his creative efforts into. Take a listen and enjoy. (Super Nintendo Sega Genesis is added below for your listening convenience.)