Copyright 2004 Eidos Press Release

[ September 22nd 2004 ]

Eidos, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced details of the classic hip hop tracks featured in its upcoming hip hop rap game, Get On Da Mic. The game has been developed by Artificial Mind & Movement (A2M) in partnership with Highway 1 Productions.

Get On Da Mic boasts a robust soundtrack including 40 tracks originally made popular by the hottest names in hip hop. Gamers can go from rags to riches in the story mode or pass the mic with friends in the multiplayer mode. Get On Da Mic will be available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and Xbox(R) game system from Microsoft. Get On Da Mic for the PlayStation(R)2 is scheduled to ship this October in North America and Europe with the Xbox version to follow in early 2005.

"Finally a music performance game that captures the essence of rap music and the hip-hop lifestyle. Get On Da Mic combines songs originally made famous by classic hip-hop legends such as Sir Mix-A-Lot, Tupac and Dr. Dre with today's hottest tracks that are sure to impress even the most avid hip-hop fans," says Chip Blundell, Global Brand Director at Eidos Inc.

The Get On Da Mic soundtrack will feature a deep set of tracks to choose from. Gamers can lay down rhymes to classic rap tracks from the early days of hip hop that were originally performed by artists such as the Sugar Hill Gang and Sir Mix A Lot. Then switch gears to the "Gangster Rap" era with tracks originally performed by artists such as Public Enemy, Dr. Dre and Tupac.

Here is a taste of 10 classic hip hop tracks available in Get On Da Mic. Eidos will announce a sample of "new school" hip hop tracks in the coming weeks. 1. "Rapper's Delight" as made popular by Sugar Hill Gang 2. "Baby Got Back" as made popular by Sir Mix A lot 3. "Don't Believe the Hype" as made popular by Public Enemy 4. "Push It" as made popular by Salt-n-Pepa 5. "Nothing But a G Thang" as made popular by Dr.Dre 6. "Dear Mama" as made popular by Tupac Shakur 7. "Gin and Juice" as made popular by Snoop Dogg 8. "Still Ballin (Nitty Remix)" as made popular by Tupac Shakur 9. "The Humpty Dance" as made popular by Digital Underground 10. "Posse on Broadway" as made popular by Sir Mix-A-Lot

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