Street Fighter Ryu

Rappers Love “Street Fighter”

[Update: Added a song to the list, thanks to some tipping from our fans over at our Facebook page. Thanks Patrick!]

Drake and Lil Wayne have been prepping for their Capcom-sponsored tour for a little over a month now, and the hype surrounding the event doesn’t seem to be dying out at all. I mean, it shouldn’t be— two of rap’s hottest emcees are being sponsored by one of the most infamous video game developers in existence. Plus, the duo are going all out with their love for Street Fighter, as the recently released trailer (below) sports the Street Fighter typeset. The tour is simply called “Drake vs. Lil Wayne,” and Capcom is going as far as creating special trading cards for the event, for both Street Fighter characters and Drake and Lil Wayne.

It’s safe to say that rappers love Street Fighter. Lil Wayne alone has probably a dozen or so songs where he references the game and its characters, while there have been multiple “HADOUKEN!” shouts used as adlibs and samples throughout hip hop’s history. Let’s take a look at some of the standout raps that referenced Street Fighter and its characters in hip hop.

Begin Slideshow

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Related Articles

Tech/Games
Tech/Games

Tetris Like You’ve Never Played It Before

Tech/Games
Tech/Games

Atari’s Horrible ‘E.T.’ Game Excavated From Landfill in New Mexico

Tech/Games
Tech/Games

Kill Capitalists as Kim Jong-un in “Glorious Leader!”

Tech/Games
Tech/Games

NYC Man Turns Bedroom Into Dream Arcade

Tech/Games
Tech/Games

Accountant Proves Financing the Street Fighter Competition Makes No Cents

Tech/Games
Tech/Games

World’s Largest Video Game Collection Up for Sale

Ad

Latest News

linkin park pens an open letter to chester bennington News

Linkin Park Writes an Open Letter to the Late Chester Bennington

The group acknowledges the pain that haunted the singer, and that earned them their following.
noise cans and jesse royal portrait Music Video

PREMIERE: Noise Cans and Jesse Royal Call for “No War” with New Video

"We don't want no war no more"
asap rocky wearing a pair of raf simons ozweegos and sleeveless hoodie from his 2002 collection in the music video for "raf" Music Video

So Many Grails in A$AP Rocky’s “RAF” Video

"You ain't even gotta ask, 'What are those? What is that?'"
Lambo Music

PREMIERE: Lambo Anlo is “On My Way”

"When the shit get hot, you gotta play it cool."
R. Kelly News

Never Read The Comments: “R. Kelly Peed in My Cheerios”

Plus Michael Vick, Trump, O.J. and more
21-Savage-ISSA Music

Why Aren’t Critics Feeling ‘Issa Album’?

The insecurities of the hipsterati
fashawn_manna_massappeal_LEAD Music Video

Fashawn “Mother Amerikkka” Video

"You said you loved me, but you lied"
Jeff Sessions News

Jeff Sessions Has a Dumb Excuse For Cracking Down On Weed: Because Of “Violence”

Last time we checked legalizing pot reduces crime and violence.
News

Draymond Green is Conor McGregor’s Latest Victim

“I don’t know who the fuck you are”
meek mill wins and losses album review Features

Do We Owe Meek Mill An Apology?

‘Wins and Losses’ makes the case
tyler-the-creator, scum fuck flower boy Music

Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Flower Boy’ is Here and It’s Excellent

T is four for four
brad pitt showed up to frank ocean's fyf fest News

Yes, Brad Pitt Really Did Show Up During Frank Ocean’s Set at FYF Fest

No, you weren't tripping
Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! Bobby Konders

A special father and daughter interview
Nolan Parsons portrait Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! Nolan Persons of Kith

"Everything has happened so quick, you have to be on your toes."
Sports

Watch This Incredible Impersonation of LeBron Dissing Kyrie Irving

"Hit 'Em Up" style.
drake cracks on jay-z's "story of o.j." lyrics at HAW News

Drake Isn’t a Fan of Jay-Z’s Money Phone Message

“Don’t put money to your ear? Oh, I didn’t hear that”