I was hella into Street Fighter II when that shit was hot at the arcade. Frankly, I’ll still serve like 95% of you with Ken in that shit so if I see you on the street and we both got quarters and there’s a cornerstore with a throwback SFII Champion Edition jawn up in the jawn, let’s do the damn thing.
But, anyway, Hollywood tried to capitalize on the video game’s success by making this fucking movie. I mean, shit, I haven’t seen it, but it’s not like you really have to to know that this shit sucks. After all, the shit’s got Van Damme in it so I’m guessing it’s about him and his twin or doppelganger; or somebody kills one of Van Damme’s buddies or brothers at the beginning and he avenges their death at the end because that’s what all his movies are about (and I guarantee he does the splits at least once in the movie). Anyway, it looks like a fucking stupid movie and I’m sure it is a fucking stupid movie, but what’s really fucking retarded is that it’s actually got several real dope tracks on the soundtrack. I really don’t understand how that happened or who the fuck this shit is supposed to be marketed towards but, oh well, here’s a few of the highlights from the shit.
Nas — “One on One” (classic Illmatic era shit)
Pharcyde — “Pandemonium” (sorry about the cue burn)
The B.U.M.S — “It’s a Street Fight” (yeah, corny lyrics, but one of hip-hop’s most underrated true-school producers Joe Quixxx really kills the beat)
Ahmad/Ras Kass/Saafir — “Come Widdit” (This was the original line-up for the “Golden State Warriors” project but I guess Ras and Saafir decided to diss Ahmad and (not) make an album with Mr. I’ll-Pimp-Your-Ride instead. Also, this is the first time I ever heard Ras Kass and I instantly took a liking to him)