Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hip-Hop x Madden NFL 09 Soundtrack

Madden NFL 2009 has a string of hip-hop artists on the upcoming soundtrack which also celebrates its 20th anniversary of the video game franchise. On it you'll find Kidz in the Hall, Busta Rhymes, Gym Class Heroes, K'naan, Kardinal Offishall, Kovas, Tyga, Wale, and Young Dre the Truth. Check out the full tracklisting below and you can read more by clicking here. props to Matt

This year the Madden team "considered 4000+ songs before deciding on the final 26 tracks" - making this an even more impressive feat than in previous years. This year Madden set out to "create a definitive soundtrack that would be a combination of returning classic Madden acts, ass-kicking new bands and some very cool surprises from hip-hop to hardcore and beyond."

The track chosen was none other than "The Blackout" from Kidz latest album "The In Crowd", on Major League/Duck Down Records, and truly demonstrates the rapid-fire lyricism of MC Naledge and masterful bass heavy beats of DJ Double O. This is probably why Steve Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing for Electronic Arts, said "we believe that this time next year, Kidz In The Hall will be true Hip-Hop superstars."