In the music video for House Shoe's song "Sweet," an animated version of rapper Danny Brown transforms into Q*Bert, Pac-Man, and an unnamed Pac-ghost. I think it’s not a stretch to say that these guys are into classic arcade games.
The folks over at RuffMercy.com created this sketchy (lightly NSFW) short, and producer House Shoes made the beat.
The video description — on music blog Pitchfork’s YouTube Channel – states that Brown “morphs into different cartoon characters.” Before anyone gets upset at the music site for grouping Pac-Man and Q*bert with ‘toons, remember that both of these digital heroes starred in animated series at one point.
Does having a couple of iconic arcade characters in a music video qualify the artists as gamers? To an extent…. But for an even better example of Danny Brown’s 8-bit street cred, check out his outrageously offensive song Pac Blood (in reference to the late, great rapper Tupac Shakur) from the XXX mixtape. In it, he name drops the obscure Soda Popinski from Nintendo’s Punch Out!! franchise.
Who does that? Someone who loves video games, no doubt.