If you have ever played Streets of Rage seies on the Sega Genesis and wondered why the music is so catchy, this is why!
Something about the background music in the game always made it feel as if it was the hippest game in the early 90s. All of those hard hitting, melodic beats took somthing familiar from popular hip-hop and house music and built upon it. The combination of these two created a game that had a soundtrack that was just as engaging as the gameplay it accompanied.
This video shows off a selection of tracks from the early 90s that sound eerily similar to music in the series. Nods to Technotronic, Black Box, Maxi Priest, and Public enemy are shown to be in the first and second games. Even the music in the third game is shown to have been influenced by urban techno (the music was drastically different from the first two). This video just goes to show one way that urban culture was important to Sega's games, from the Genesis all the way to the Dreamcast.
[Source: RnB Joystick User]