Day 4: RaKIM City
This remix was made by request from a big fan and friend of mine named Baker.
We met a few years ago through my boy DJ Super Sonic at a MAGFest event - a convention for fans of music and video games so you know I'm all about it - and we've been partying and making nonstop dick jokes and dirty puns ever since.
For a while on Monday nights, he would play retro video games while I provided the music as the DJ (usually remixes of whatever game he was playing) all live on Twitch.
He said, "You know what's an overlooked game with a good soundtrack is Sim CIty...you should do something with it."
Now I admit I did not play Sim City for SNES growing up. I saw it in stores and knew that it was a thing, but since I didn't have a Super Nintendo and had to play it at friends' houses, my game choices were limited to what they happened to have. There are PC versions, to, but I never got into that game.
So that weekend I downloaded the soundtracks of the various levels of the game, and practiced mixing them with different old school hip-hop tracks in my library because why not.
After a while, a pattern emerged...three songs went particularly well with 5 or 6 of the game's audio tracks (Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em, Casualties of War, and In the Ghetto), and the idea for this Eric B and Rakim remix was born. I love a good pun, so when the name RaKIM City came to me, I knew it had to be done.
So this remix is 3 songs by the same artists mashed with 5-6 songs from the same game...first time I'd ever done that. You'll find most DJ mashups are just 2 songs mixed together but I like it more complex.