We met Godric Johnson a few years ago at E3 2009 in Los Angeles. A native Louisiana resident, Godric pioneered a new style of music he calls Game-Hop, which is exactly what you think it is: rap and hip-hop based around games and interactive arts.
Godric is actually on his third album, Game-hop Vol. III: The “G”amer Chronicles, a set of tracks that we really get into. The sound of the album is very amateurish, but in the best sense of the word. After all, he isn’t out to put out the next Blueprint album, although professional recognition must be his goal as a professional in his field.
Rather, what we mean is you’ll hear a rough, unconsidered sound on Vol. III, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the album isn’t very well produced. There are a lot of references to some incredible games like Contra and even references to his previous albums with tracks like Quarter Circle Backward.
If you have any interest in supporting the independent music scene, video games, or a love of music, you should head over to Godric’s BandCamp page to check out his music. You can listen for free, but support independent artists and buy the music if it speaks to you.