Every so often, a game comes out of nowhere and completely blows you away. It could be a cool, little indie title that the PlayStation Blog highlights in its weekly The Drop post or a game you haven't given enough attention to in general, but either way, it's a pleasant surprise. Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money is a perfect example of that, except it fits into neither of those two categories. In fact, it's an experience which defies genres. This is a title which does the talking for us as part of its introductory page, so we'll simply quote it. Don't worry, however, it's...incredible.
"The Whiteboyz Wit Attitude were formed in 2007 after hearing the song Crank That Soulja Boy on the radio. Convinced they could make something just as good, they put out four albums that were circulated in the Mt. Venon, Illinois music scene. WWA hopes to bring hip hop back to its roots with banging beats, epic flows, and a focus on lyricism. The group is made up of two friends who worked on a farm: Dr. White and Crushed Ice. Prior to becoming rappers, Dr. White worked as an animal doctor on the farm. Crushed Ice manned the machinery and worked as a bartender on the side. Their new album The Pursuit of Money is an epic culmination of all their best songs. Get ready to experience the most banging hip hop tracks you've ever heard."
When put into practice, this consists of two interactive music videos that couldn't be more different from one another. Wear the Purp is a rare instance which actually takes advantage of the DualShock 4 controller's motion capabilities while Mt. Venon, Illinois is an expanded version of Google's offline T-Rex Game.
In the case of the former track, you'll need to match your actions with the time of the on-screen beat to rack up a high score and try and beat Whiteboyz Wit Attitude's record. The motions consist of swinging your arms from left to right, mimicking the act of pouring a coke down your t-shirt, and performing a circular motion. We definitely felt like a cool kid in amongst the tears of laughter while performing Wear the Pup. And we didn't even beat the high score! We'll be back to better you Dr. White and Crushed Ice, that's for sure.
Meanwhile, Mt. Venon, Illinois is a 2D side-scroller more akin to the game Google Chrome has to offer when you lose internet connection than anything else. Controlling a car which can get a bit of air time at will, you need to avoid colliding with animals on the track by jumping over them and shooting boxes which get in your way. Things get slightly more complex when trucks packed with explosives come along that you need to destroy before they deal any real damage, while a quick pit-stop comes with the task of shooting matching pictures. Of course, a catchy hip hop track is being played the entire time.
We're not entirely sure how this happened, but boy are we glad it did. And the best thing about Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money is that it's not actually charging an asking price whatsoever. Yes, this unforgettable experience is free. It doesn't exactly offer a lot of content -- two quick-fire interactive music videos and the ability to enjoy them along with a third highlight devoid of input -- but it's a half an hour of fun you won't forget about any time soon. If you're bored at any point over this bank holiday weekend, give Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money a quick download. We promise you won't regret it.
And if you're that impressed by the artist's tracks, you can actually download a full 30-song album from the PlayStation Store for £5.49/$6.99. The listing's description says Whiteboyz Wit Attitude are the greatest rappers of all time, even. It just comes with the following pointer: "WWA was voted the greatest rappers of all time by two people on social media…. yes, they were our mothers." We're tempted to buy it. Seriously tempted.
Have you downloaded Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money and found your new, favourite artist? Let us know in the comments below.