The late 90's were a transitional time for both videogames and Hip Hop. The gangsta rap craze which made criminal behavior a selling point on a rapper's resume was starting to cool down, while in videogames, the same kind of antisocial content was just starting to heat up. The Beastie Boys and Jet Set Radio both existed in that tense space between the rebellious mischievousness and genuine sociopathy that largely defined late 90's pop culture, so it makes perfect sense to see them brought together here.
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