Capcom Games launched its ‘Street Fighter’ franchise in 1987. The video game spans dozens of individual titles, and hip-hop first name-dropped it as early as 1994. Rap has paid tribute to the series in a variety of ways, including the hip-hop soundtrack for the 1994 ‘Street Fighter’ live action film. Lyrical mentions often include references to characters and moves in the games.

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