Game: Halo: Combat Evolved
Composer: Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori
Who else but Kanye West could meld the sweeping orchestral medley’s and bombastic percussion of the Halo theme song into a viable hip-hop production?
What other rapper has so vast a sense of production, or the genius ability to marry a cohesive theme and verses to said productions? One could really argue that Kanye is one of the only hip-hop artists really putting out albums in the last 5 years. Not just a collection of records, but a thematically driven piece of art that demands each of its disparate elements be informed by its context within a larger association of work. When thought of in this manner it’s easy to spot why this would be a match made in heaven.
Between the religious tones, the tribal drums, and its epic scope, the Halo theme is poised for an amazing Kanye remix. It’s just missing a soul sample.