The 50 Best Video Game References In Hip-Hop

2. Juice Crew, "The Symphony" (1988)

Lyric: "Battlin' me is hazardous to health / So put a quarter in ya ass 'cause you played yourself" (Big Daddy Kane)

1988: not only is it senior year at Garvey High, but it's the year Kane dropped one of the best gaming punchlines ever. And in a classic posse cut like "The Symphony," that's saying something. Interesting point: it wasn't really until the late '80s that video games started creeping into hip-hop, not least because it's when the children of the first arcade explosion started picking up mics. What, The Treacherous Three was gonna rap about Pong?

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