Which Video Game Characters Do Rappers Idolize?

The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com.

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Note: This week's subject/rapper combination didn't come together out of thin air as some of the other one's have. We actively searched out A.D.D. after we listened to his "E. Honda Freestyle" several times and then pulled his video-game card. He passed. Like a motherfucker.

This Week's Rapper: A.D.D.

A.D.D., "Empire of the Moon"

This Week's Subject(s): Video Game Characters Sympathetic to the Struggle of Rappers

Ask A Rapper: Okay, sir. You're a video-game man. Your mettle has been tested. Let's do this: Can you identify the ten video game characters that best align themselves with rappers? Go ahead and give a brief description for each as well. And go...

A.D.D.:

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10. Tomba, Tomba: Without question, when I wake up in the morning I'm definitely Tomba. My hair be all over the place man and I just continue throughout my day with it like that. I don't really concern myself with that. I just wake up wash, give it a little hand rub and go throughout my day trying to take back my land from the Koma Pigs.


9. Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat II: I have a lot of random moments on stage. I try and limit them but they always seem to happen during the most awkward of times. Kinda like Ed Boon. I know technically he's not a character, but he's in the Mortal Kombat games. He's the guy that just randomly jumps out and yells "Whoopsie!" whenever something big happens; like an uppercut or you get a 8 hit combo.


8. Sonic, Sonic The Hedgehog II: No, not on any Charles Hamilton Sonic-is-god type shit. More like "I like to take my time when making songs just to make sure everything is great." I know I'm not the only one that used to go back through the whole level just to make sure I got every ring and box possible.


7. Zelda, Ocarina of Time: Zelda is also I character I would compare myself to, and yes, I know she's a girl. I like Zelda because she transformed into Sheik. Play with Zelda on Super Smash Bros. and you could be whoopin' her ass, but as soon as she turns into Sheik it's like 10x harder to stop.


6. Sammus, Metroid Prime/Super Smash Bros.



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Merona michel
Merona michel

I think his video game cards experience is really very interesting to read.

Merona michel
Merona michel

This play station game card is totally different in all video game cards.

Justice Tirapelli-Jamail
Justice Tirapelli-Jamail

Awesome article. Great responses. Who gives a shit if some of the wording was off once or twice? FAIL every fool on this message board that has the unnecessary scrutiny to nit pic every letter in a badass interview.

Flawless Victory.

Shea Serrano
Shea Serrano

"What do you want me to do? Play you in a game of MK2, use scorpion and back screen hit you the whole match?"

That might be my favorite retaliation threat of all time, sir. I very much wish I had thought of it.

Bobmarley
Bobmarley

#9 Whoopsie? someone needs to load up mortal kombat and turn the sound up.. it's Toastie! not Whoopsie...

Nu11
Nu11

Not only did he get who "Toasty" is wrong, he couldn't even get the what he says right. Fail.

Davey J
Davey J

You could easily have looked up on a basic search on Wikipedia that Dan Forden is the guy who appears in MK2. He does the music in the game. Boon is one of the original creators of MK.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony

A.D.D. is a video game nigga

A.D.D.
A.D.D.

Thank you for the opportunity and I really enjoyed it

Thuro
Thuro

Really good AAR. Nice writing Andrew, I like how you related each character to the rap game. One of the more entertaining AAR pieces. Sara/Sora, who cares....

Eazy-E
Eazy-E

4. Sara, Kingdom Hearts:

Now I don't play this game but I'm almost 100% positive it's Sora.

Noemail
Noemail

He says both tough guy.....smh

A.D.D.
A.D.D.

Just the fact that I had the guts to mention him should be enough for you. What do you want me to do? Play you in a game of MK2, use scorpion and back screen hit you the whole match? I really do love video games and I was given the honor to express that.

Nu11
Nu11

Back screen hit? What the fuck is that? Obviously you have no idea how to play if you think you can spam a move the entire match.

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