What if your favorite rapper was an 8-bit video game character?

Paula Truscott, 4 years ago
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If you’re a hiphophead with a penchant for vintage video games, we think we’ve found your favorite new Instagram account. 8-Bit Hip Hop celebrates hip hop legends from yesterday and today, glorified in ravishingly retro pixel art.

Posting a new hip hop figure errday, the account has so far covered the likes of Biggie, 2pac, Snoop, Dilla, J Cole, Chance The Rapper, Outkast, the entire Pro Era, Wu-Tang, Tribe Called Quest and TDE crews, and, most recently, the producers & DJ’s from Soulection, including the characteristic Mr Carmack.

We’re particularly fond of this pixelated take on the boys from Black Hippy crew…

8-bit Black Hippy Crew

And there’s even a series showcasing Kanye’s iconic fashion statements from each of his albums.

8-bit Kanye

Check out the entire 8-bit Hip Hop collection over on Instagram.

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