Jay-Z has his name right there on the box of the special “Renegade Edition” of “DJ Hero.” It’s a pretty big deal for the hottest MC in the biz to associate himself so closely with a video game, but it turns out it’s not just to turn a buck. Says Jay-Z:
“I was really a gamer. Ask any of the guys. ’Madden,’ all these types of games, I was really like a problem. It was my thing for a while.”
He went on to talk about his favorite video games of all time:
“I played a lot of the sports games growing up. So it was like those first ’Bulls vs. Celtics’ and the ’[NBA] Live”s and ’Madden,’ of course.”
[Ed note: I’m pretty sure Jay was referring to “Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs”. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I can’t seem to find any evidence of a “Bulls vs. Celtics” game having existed.]
Speaking of sports, Jay-Z will be performing with Alicia Keys at Game 1 of the World Series.