Tekken 8: How the UK grime scene is showcasing Japan’s popular fighting game


Bandai Namco, the publisher behind the popular Tekken series, has released a new single to celebrate the launch of Tekken 8. In a surprising move, the company enlisted UK grime artist D Double E and producer Fumez The Engineer to create the track titled “TEKKEN 8 (The Anthem).” This collaboration between the gaming and music industries is not new, as there has been a long-standing crossover between fighting games and music, with many rappers and MCs referencing the genre in their lyrics. The release of Tekken 8 and its accompanying single is seen as a cultural moment that highlights the growing influence of the UK grime scene. The video for “TEKKEN 8 (The Anthem)” can be found on YouTube.

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