Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Hip Hop Mixtape

Posted on October 9, 2009 by


I’m not really a gamer so I don’t know if I can do this justice, but I just heard about this pretty cool project. So this video game Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is apparently the 4th installment of Marvel vs. Capcom games that just dropped this summer for Xbox360 and PS3. The game is set to it’s original jazz soundtrack, but the developers also produced an extra soundtrack for hip hop heads. Link and more info after the jump.

The mixtape is made up of tracks from a bunch of hip hop legends, like the above video of the Hiero track. Other collaborators include Planet Asia, Raekwon, Kweli, The Grouch & Eligh, E-40, Supernat, DJ Qbert, Havoc, and more. All the tracks are somehow inspired by the game and other old school fighting games.

In line with some of Ben’s Da Wh@t’s on my Mind posts, I’d be curious to hear what you guys think of this and these kind of collaborations in general. Do you guys think that branching out into other entertainment is good or bad? Does it help hip hop grow and challenge it’s artists to be creative and flexible? Or does it take away some of the purity of the music? In some cases you might think it does take away from it’s purity because it’s an financial exploit, but on the consumer side we’re getting it for free. Anyways, any thoughts about this or related issues would be awesome.

You can download 10 of the tracks from Marvel for now. The other tracks are apparently available from PSN, but I’m having trouble finding them. If anyone has a link to that please post it in comments! If not I’ll try and find it and add it as an update.

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