Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY."
Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Due Sept. 20, the Electronic Arts (EA) video game is the sequel to last year's "Def Jam Vendetta."
Likenesses of more than 40 hip-hop artists and celebrities -- including Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Ice T, Lil' Kim, Method Man, Redman and Snoop Dogg -- can be found within the game, which offers players a role in a battle for control of the New York's hip-hop underground.
While shooting up the streets of Gotham, players will hear such early 1990s cuts as the title track to Ice T's gangsta rap classic, "O.G. Original Gangster" (Sire); Big Daddy Kane's contribution to the 1992 "Juice" soundtrack (Soul/MCA), "Nuff Respect"; and the title cut from LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" (Def Jam).
A batch of newer cuts that have appeared on recent mixtapes and compilations include Joe Budden's "Pop Off," Xzibit's "Mother Mother," C-N-N's "Yes Sir" and "See About Ya" by Beezle featuring Bonecrusher.
"Music is the heart and soul of the Def Jam universe, and authenticity was an absolute must for 'Def Jam Fight for NY,'" EA worldwide executive of music and audio Steve Schnur says. "Every track ... was hand-picked by Def Jam and EA to correspond to pivotal moments in the storyline and to intensify the gameplay experience."
Here is the "Def Jam Fight for NY" in-game track list:
"Lil' Bro," Ric-A-Che
"Make It Hurt," Busta Rhymes
"Mama Said Knock You Out," LL Cool J
"Man Up," Sticky Fingaz
"Mother Mother," Xzibit
"Move!" Public Enemy
"Nuff Respect," Big Daddy Kane
"O.G. Original Gangster," Ice T
"PistolGrip-Pump," Volume 10
"Pop Off," Joe Budden
"Poppa Large," Ultramagnetic MC's
"See About Ya," Beezle featuring Bonecrusher
"Seize the Day," Bless
"Take a Look at My Life," Fat Joe
"Walk With Me," Joe Budden
"We Gon Hit Em," Deuce, Dub and the Junkyard Gang
"What's Happenin'," Method Man
"Yes Sir," C-N-N