Sonic-themed hip hop exists. Check out Zone Runners, a game music-inspired hip hop trio that just released their debut album of Sonic the Hedgehog type tunes. They run through a number of zones over the 11-track release, with my favorite being “Aquatic Lagoon.” “My Rose” has some pretty smooth vocals. And that Starlight Zone track is smooth as f*ck. Their “Crazy Mofo” also has its charms — especially that chorus!
All tracks are laced with game references and rhythmic use of game sound effects and riffs. It’s weird but clever. I cannot stop listening.