UK grime artist D Double E and producer Fumez is representing Japan’s biggest fighting game Tekken 8
UK artist D Double E and producer Fumez The Engineer have teamed up for Tekken 8 song (The Anthem), a new rap single celebrating the new game’s release.
UK artist D Double E and producer Fumez The Engineer have joined forces to create a thrilling rap anthem celebrating the much-anticipated release of Tekken 8.
The Tekken franchise, which first debuted a staggering 30 years ago, has recently dropped its eighth instalment to widespread acclaim. Departing from tradition, the game’s creators collaborated with renowned figures from the UK’s vibrant grime scene instead of selecting a Japanese artist.
To mark the occasion the publisher behind the game, Bandai Namco, has released a single – Tekken 8 (The Anthem).
D Double E, the MC is also featured on TEKKEN 8 (The Anthem) and previously recorded bars about a rival fighting game. His 2010 track Street Fighter Riddim was filled with references to that series, but his latest set of lyrics required him to get up to speed with 30 years of plot points from Tekken.
But he thinks it will be worth it to expose the rest of the world to the UK’s growing grime scene.
Grime producer Fumez is another Londoner says Tekken was his “childhood game”.
Now 30, he’s worked on tracks from some of the biggest artists on the UK’s drill scene, including Central Cee, and says getting a chance to work on TEKKEN 8 (The Anthem) – “feels very special”.
Described as “moody and melancholic from the get-go” by Bandai Namco in a press release,
“Tekken 8 (The Anthem)” promises to be a cinematic sonic experience that perfectly complements the game’s atmosphere.
Fans can immerse themselves further in the Tekken universe by watching the music video for “Tekken 8 (The Anthem),” now available on YouTube