The lights are on
Whatever my personal feelings about Final Fantasy VI being a clearly superior game, FF VII is frequently pointed to as the most popular entry in Square Enix's successful RPG franchise. There are likely many reasons why so many gamers have such fond memories of this PS1 classic, but one of them is the story of Aeris (or, as those in the know call her, Aerith), a girl who sells flowers in the slums of Midgar and ends up being more than she seems. Now this unforgettable character has been immortalized in a genuinely awesome rap song.
The track, titled simply "Aerith," was created by Random (a.k.a. Mega Ran), a great hip-hop artist who I actually had the pleasure of meeting at E3 this year. Video games are a pretty consistent inspiration for and subject in his music, so I highly recommend checking him out.
You can hear "Aerith" below. If you like it, a full album of FF VIII inspired songs by Random will arriving January 31, 2011. In the mean time, you can purchase this track (as well as other music by him) on his Bandcamp page.
Whenever I hear the name "Aerith", I think of this:
well written song. brought back some 7th grade memories for me. thank you for sharing.
Woo Phil! Let's start a "FFVI was far superior" club! I've always been a firm believer in that. It has remained my favorite in the series since I first played it way back when in the early-to-mid 90s.
Oh the song and video was good too.
I don't think the game did enough to make me actually care that she was killed. I mean, I liked her character, but that's it.
Yay yay! No limit soulja, 4 lyfe!
Awesome song to a true legend in the gaming world.
What's the CG footage from (other than Advent Children, some of these weren't in it.)?
I am I the only one who... never got this far?
Very sweet rhymes, loved the beat and the rhythm. One of the best game based songs I've heard.
haha even the beat comes from the game! This is kind of cool =o
This is pretty good. Have to admit that I was sad when Aerith died. Especially after playing Crisis Core.