When Hip Hop Meets Video Games

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When Hip Hop Meets Video Games

Jay-Z's already got his hands in rap, books, clothing and sports, but he isn't done expanding his portfolio. Hov recently signed on as executive producer of NBA 2K13, the next yearly installment in the iconic basketball video game franchise. "This has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with 2K Sports and be a part of one of the best sports video games in history," Jay-Z said in a statement. "NBA 2K13 will be the next evolution in sports and basketball culture, and I'm ready to usher in the new era of the franchise." But Hov's new job is just the latest example of hip-hop and the gaming industry joining forces. Click on for other examples of rap/video game mash-ups. 

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