Plug in your headphones and turn up the tunes. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, Rocket League will be releasing four groundbreaking singles through the rest of the year. Set your goals off with Player Anthems representing the historic decades of Hip-Hop, with tracks from Salt-N-Pepa, Eric B. & Rakim, Outkast, and Kendrick Lamar.
The first single drops today, but make sure to see the full schedule below!
- September 14 – 18: “Push It by Salt-N-Pepa” Player Anthem
- October 6 – 10: “Don’t Sweat the Technique by Eric B. & Rakim” Player Anthem
- October 26 – 30: “So Fresh, So Clean by Outkast” Player Anthem
- November 9 – 13: “HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar” Player Anthem
Hip-Hop leaped over social hurdles and censorship over the past 50 years, slowly growing into the cultural colossus of today. Constructed from a supreme combination of DJs, MCs, dancers, and artists, Hip-Hop’s roots began deep in the Bronx.
It all started when talented turntablists began giving the neighborhood breakers a longer dance beat by looping a pair of records. With the crossfader in heavy use, these ‘70s block parties marked the nucleus of Hip-Hop’s creation.
Fast forward to the ‘80s, and Hip-Hop’s popularity echoed through the streets. Radio play, record deals, and tape trading gave backyard MCs an avenue toward fame and fortune. With the funky West Coast and booming South gaining their voice, heavy beats and historic verses were dropping on a daily basis. By the end of the ‘90s, we’d witness dozens of tracks hit number one on the charts.
As the millennia turned, Hip-Hop was no longer a question—it was an answer. Sprawling sub-genres covered too much ground to measure, yet artists found new ways to electrify the airwaves (and dominate the underground scene) with every release. By the time we reached our digital age of instant releases and endless access, Hip-Hop’s influence had expanded beyond all borders of music and geography. Even into the Rocket League Arena.
Ready to spin the wheels of steel for yourself? The first release by Salt-N-Pepa is available now!