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Sonic & Shadow Team Up For Blazing Mixtape Collabo

I don't know who Charles Hamilton is, but apparently he's a Sonic fan?

I don't really know what to make of this, but I was checking Nah Right, a hip-hop blog that I read on a regular basis, and found this...

No idea what's going on here. None.



























...it's the cover of Staff Development, a mixtape from someone named Charles Hamilton and the Demevolist Music Group. Clearly, whoever put this cover together doesn't actually play games, because if they did, they'd know that associating yourself with a failure like Shadow the Hedgehog is not a good look.

Hell, associating yourself with Sonic isn't exactly the smartest idea these days, either. What are these guys trying to say? Is this an entire mixtape devoted to the concept of "I was hot in the '90s but now I'm irrelevant?" If so, congratulations Mr. Hamilton. Message received.
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Posted by Jeff
I don't really know what to make of this, but I was checking Nah Right, a hip-hop blog that I read on a regular basis, and found this...

No idea what's going on here. None.



























...it's the cover of Staff Development, a mixtape from someone named Charles Hamilton and the Demevolist Music Group. Clearly, whoever put this cover together doesn't actually play games, because if they did, they'd know that associating yourself with a failure like Shadow the Hedgehog is not a good look.

Hell, associating yourself with Sonic isn't exactly the smartest idea these days, either. What are these guys trying to say? Is this an entire mixtape devoted to the concept of "I was hot in the '90s but now I'm irrelevant?" If so, congratulations Mr. Hamilton. Message received.
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Posted by ArbitraryWater

Umm... kay?

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

Maybe they're mixing sonic themes into their music...?

Posted by Stealthoneill

LMAO.

Thats completely random!

Posted by Serker

Wow, negativity all over that topic at Nah Right. Never heard of this guy Charles Hamilton but apparently his track record isn't anything to be proud of. As for Sonic holding an MPC: dumb choice.

Posted by Zuul

    ha

Posted by Player1

Very odd. 

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Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

Pretty hardcore.

Someone should make a cover song about Sonic and his affair with a human princess....call it Too Fast for Love.

Posted by Artemis_D

I went to his MySpace Music page ... wasn't that terrible.  Actually, I liked what I heard quite a bit.  Not sure what the deal is on the whole Sonic thing, though.

Posted by albedos_shadow

Obviously this is all part of the marketing push for Sonic Unleashed. Charles Hamilton will be providing the hardcore beats for the game, showing that Sonic is down with what the kids listen to. God, I hope that was wrong.

Posted by zoozilla

That cover art is the definition of STAFF DEVELOPMENT.

It's brilliant, really.

Posted by RJPelonia

According to Wikipedia, Charles Hamilton is a hop-hop artist who is also a self-proclaimed Sega fan, from having his songs referencing classic Sega games, to even sampling the background music.

Posted by Milkman

Actually, someone rapping over some Sonic music doesn't sound half bad.

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Posted by Media_Master

right....

Posted by FalcomAdol

Yeah, you know, I'm suspecting that naked wrestlers probably aren't what is normally considered acceptable posting material on this site.

Posted by StaticFalconar

Um what He said ^

Posted by Foil1212

I know why shadow's in a rap mixtape! He has guns!

*looks around after making a bad stereotypical joke that he doesn't really mean*

Posted by xplodedd

whats that naked chick doing here?

Posted by yates

With Sonic on the MPC laying down the beats and Shadow on the keys, I predict some sick hip-hop instrumentals coming out of this.

Posted by Illmatic

He calls himself sonic the hedgehog as a simile cause a hedgehog is something that burrows underground and sonic means sound. He likes to say he buries himself in music or sound, hence sonic the hedgehog.

Posted by Crono

Where do people find this stuff?

Posted by sofakingcool

not much goin on with the site today. wonder what the guys are up to?

Posted by austinmiller

i dont know if you guys watch entourage, but the episode befor the new one( where vince is going to do a sweet sixteen) has charles hamilton playing as they drive up to the house.... the song is pretty fucking awesome, its called brooklyn girls and its on youtube.

Posted by UnsungHero

if you listen to him he sounds like lil wayne and lupe fiasco.....lupe i like, wayne not so much....so he meh in my book...

Posted by Junpei

hmm, I also don't see any SEGA logo anywhere on the cover. Congratulations Mr Gerstmann, SEGA will be sueing them soon.

Posted by guttershark

i'm confused :P

Posted by Nintendude

Yeah, he doesn't really get much of "street cred" with that but I've liked most of the recent sonic games (never played shadow). The new 360 one seems really nice.

Posted by Death_acolyte

I liked shadow until they gave him guns and tried to make him black and ghetto gangsta

Posted by DeVeAn

Why all the hate towards Sonic? I mean give a rest already.

Posted by Koopa_kid12

Posted by beastboyblu

Dude Charles Hamilton's favorite video game growin up was Sonic the hedgehog so its no wonder why he would have that as his mixtape cover