RZA Creating Video Game-Inspired Album


(AllHipHop News) Rapper RZA is using his passion for gaming to create an album inspired by the sounds of Atari game music.

The Wu-Tang Clan rapper has joined forces with the firm’s bosses to develop original tracks influenced by many of the video game pioneer’s titles, which include Pac-Man, Pong, Centipede and Asteroids.

“I’m so excited to work on these iconic games to deliver what I believe will be one of my best albums,” RZA said in a statement sent to Billboard. “I am going to invite some of my friends to join me and it will be Game On with the first beat!”

The project marks the second time the actor/director/producer has collaborated with Atari executives – in 2006, he did a voice over for their game “Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.”

“We are thrilled to partner with RZA, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time,” added Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari. “RZA is a multi-talented artist and soundtrack virtuoso and we cannot wait to hear the new tracks he creates based on Atari’s iconic video game sounds and music.”

RZA and Chesnais will executive produce the album, along with Stephen Belafonte.