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Rob Harris

I can't quite believe I'm writing this, but there is an actual Final Fantasy 7 rap album featuring Barret Wallace himself.

Inspired by his nostalgic adoration for the legendary RPG, hip hop artist Mega Ran wrote and released the album, ingeniously titled Black Materia. The tracks feature a mish-mash of samples from the game and are directly based on certain areas and characters that fans are sure to recognize. Check out this One Winged Angel remix below:

Mega Ran created the album as a tribute to Final Fantasy 7's creator Nobuo Uematsu, thanking him for getting him back into video games:

Final Fantasy 7 is THE game that got me back into console gaming. I’ve never to this day been as emotionally invested into a game as I was with FF7, and doubt I will be again. My heart will always be in 8-bit, but I just wanted to give back to Uematsu and co. for creating a masterpiece.

You can listen to and download the album here.

Which other games would make great rap albums?


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