ReMix: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 'Vega's Ballad'

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It's a good week for Street Fighter II fans (rejoice, ma bruthas!) as McVaffe returns from peaceful slumber with an R&B vengeance. This track debuted on Super Radio X, a college radio station that is now sadly in 'hibernation' but contributed a lot to the game remix scene with interviews (including moi) and of course by PLAYING some of the tracks from our site. For whatever reason, it didn't handle the 24Kbps degradation too well, so I imagine most that heard it there have been waiting for the high quality version - here you go chaps and chapettes. McVaffe has taken the spanish theme from Vega's stage and turned into a very slick R&B track that TLC would be proud of, with some masterfully played piano interludes. One can just envision Vega maccin' it old school in those tight purple threads of his and hittin' on Cammy and Chun to McV's phat beatz. Wow. I said 'phat beatz'. Kill me. Seems to repeat a bit, but who cares - golden stuff, grab it.

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
vega21
on 2012-08-13 14:15:30
After all these years this is still the greatest game remix I have ever heard. Wow been 6 years since I last posted on here.
SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-21 00:22:08
One of those tracks that you know is gonna be good within the first four seconds. Love those clean guitars, soft pads, and slick beats. Excellent take on Vega's theme.
1:37 digging the piano parts
2:12 love this revamp, that beat works perfectly
3:35 it's easy to miss, but that sine lead is just what this mix needed.
Crulex
on 2010-12-31 10:14:34
Is it just me or does OA's rap fit the background music? Damn it, I'm convinced, Vega's theme is perfect for Spanish rap/R&B/etc. McVaffe always seems to have the best ReMixes (more please!). The slick piano melds very well with the R&B sound and while the theme seems to repeat, it's not the repetitive kind of repeat. It seems to use all of it's time wisely and slow down Vega's theme perfectly for the ballad theme. Extremely smooth song done right. Great song.
DramaNoMore
on 2008-06-06 13:27:43
OA;377919 wrote: Killer track, undisputed king;
Think you can top this? Just get in the ring.
Hit you so hard you be seeing double;
Got the bass kick, turn your foundation to rubble.
Snare drum poppin', going right for your throat;
synths and strings up top, where they gracefully float.
With a flow so chill and a beat so hot;
It's both hell and high water taking over the block.

Guitar lines are swayin', you know what i'm sayin';
When it comes to McVaffe, it's respect you be payin'.
With a massive technique to silence the crowd;
Listen the right way; crank this up loud.

I'm out, Peace.

Coolest rap ever!!!:razz:
OA
on 2008-02-18 14:52:01
Killer track, undisputed king;
Think you can top this? Just get in the ring.
Hit you so hard you be seeing double;
Got the bass kick, turn your foundation to rubble.
Snare drum poppin', going right for your throat;
synths and strings up top, where they gracefully float.
With a flow so chill and a beat so hot;
It's both hell and high water taking over the block.
Guitar lines are swayin', you know what i'm sayin';
When it comes to McVaffe, it's respect you be payin'.
With a massive technique to silence the crowd;
Listen the right way; crank this up loud.
I'm out, Peace.
Liontamer
on 2006-03-08 04:56:57
TomahawkMan wrote: ...does McVaffe watch Judge Mathis? :D

ROFL :lol: Man, I wasn't expecting that.
vega21
on 2006-03-08 04:53:29
I just gotta say this remix is great. I actually heard it while I was in my car...I was stopped at a red light and the car next to me had this amazing bass and I leaned over and asked the passenger what the song was called and she asked the driver and told me it was called vega's ballad well after some searching I found this site and was linked to the song and i gotta say I was not dissapointed. Lets just say when I let the wifey listen to it she was eager to get to bed :wink:
TomahawkMan
on 2005-11-03 17:08:39
Hehehe...
I was watching Judge Mathis this morning and the credits theme has the exact same style of guitar and whistle...does McVaffe watch Judge Mathis? :D
Blue_Drac
on 2005-10-05 18:12:19
Thick and tasty, this mix starts off slow-roasted for maximum pleasure.
The plucked intro's grace yields to a nice kick/snare combo with a bit of an overly loud high-hat in the left ear.
Ahh...but enter the sinth pads countering the main melody being sung by a multiple violin set. The strings have been set in the back far enough to carry without being overly sappy. The high-hat is still tinging away though....
It all comes together with a piano interperatation of the Vega "End Theme" as the guitar contiues to pluck away. Synth pads meander in the back, behind the piano, providing interesting harmonizations.
Quality stuff....but that high-hat nags me throughout the entire work.
9.5/10
darthone
on 2005-05-01 16:39:08
This song is one of the best remix I have ever seen, remixing this Vega music was challenging and the result is astonishing !!
Congratulations for your great work ! 8)
darth one
Demko
on 2005-01-10 16:23:23
I love it! Vega's Theme, my favourite game song.
jordex
on 2004-09-23 20:07:43
0:39 the strings come in, I'm loving it!
I love the parts where the piano comes in at 1:38 and 3:30 but it dies away after about 5 seconds. Those parts needed to be longer.
I just think McVaffe should have chosen better drum samples than this song would awesome!
EvilRyu38
on 2004-04-15 18:48:14
This is my offcial walking theme... its got that walk with respect feel you get in "rap" videos *not a big fan of rap however*
Incrediblebj
on 2003-02-22 16:25:34
Loving McVaffe, seems everything he puts out is total hotness. Remixing Vega's uptempo groove into a slow R&B blazer is total genius. Seems as though you're feeling it, not just hearing. Almost sounds something you can make love to, or do some serious meditation. Guess it wouldn't hurt to try either.. :P
Vig
on 2003-02-11 18:12:31
This is really an incredibly high-quality mix. it is done very well, and it is both seamless and fluid. It sounds like something you would hear on the radio...i promise that isnt an insult. it's really much better than anything one would hear on the radio, but it does kind of have that pop/r&b groove going on. good stuff.