With the inking drying
on his new deal with Roc-A-Fella Records and a new album on the way, Noreaga is
one of the 40 Hip-Hop stars to be featured on Def Jam’s upcoming video game,
“Fight for NY.”
is making Hip-Hop bigger,” Nore told AllHipHop.com. “Hip-Hop and
video games go together.”
Fight for NY was
inspired by various gang movies from the 1980’s and the actual streets
of New York, right up the Queens native’s alley.
“I like the
dirty fight,” Noreaga continued. “If you’re not playing a
video game you listen to Hip-Hop, or while you’re playing the video game
you listen to hip pop. So why not video games that already got Hip-Hop on it?
You can save electricity.”
inspiration came from exploring the streets of New York in person, filming and
taking photographs,” art director Daryl Anselmo said. “The celebrity
artists had a lot of crazy ideas too, so we’re always collaborating and
making sure that they each get their important signature looks and moves in
Gamers can pick
their favorite artists and then choose from five different fighting styles:
wrestling, martial arts, street fighting, kickboxing and submission fighting.
In order to win
control of the streets, which is the ultimate goal of the game, a player must
win more than 90 fights in 20-plus venues.
Users can even
build their own fighter and adorn him with tattoos, gear and even custom ice
courtesy of Jacob the Jeweler.
Def Jam Fight for
NY hits stores on September 20, 2004 and features Ice-T, Fat Joe, Lil Kim, Busta
Rhymes, Sean Paul, Flavor Flav and a host of others.