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Hip-Hop Legend RZA Composes New Album Based On Atari Game Music

by Ben Reeves on Jun 24, 2016 at 07:29 AM

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Wu-Tang's RZA recently announced a partnership with Atari to produce a collection of new music based and inspired by the sounds of Atari’s collection of games.

You're not the only one who love classic Atari games. RZA, one of the original members of the Wu-Tang Clan, is prepping to release a set of songs based on classic Atari titles like Asteroids, Centipede, and Pong. RZA previously worked with Atari when he provided the voice over for Atari 2006 title Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (watch us replay that game here).

“We are thrilled to partner with RZA, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time,” said Atari CEO Fred Chesnais. “RZA is a multi-talented artist and soundtrack virtuoso and we cannot wait to hear the new tracks he creates based on Atari’s iconic video game sounds and music.”

 

Our Take
I'm not a huge RZA fan, but I know some people who are, so that makes me cool. I might not be the target market for this, but I'm interested to see what RZA ends up producing. How about a Space Invader's song first?