Wanting to be the best player on one of your favorite video games is one thing, but to become a featured artists on its soundtrack is a whole goal in itself.

DDG, 42 Dugg, Blxst and Morray can now add that exact goal to their very own history-in-the-makings.

Madden NFL is a staple to the EA Sports video game franchise, and has been a childhood video game favorite for decades. On Friday (August 13) the realistic football game revealed its cover art and features list for the new Madden NFL ’22 soundtrack, which features a few of our Rising Stars.

Sharing the collective with 75 other featured artists ranging from Drake to Black Thought, 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star DDG expressed how he felt, via Instagram, with a reminiscent post about his love for the Madden NFL video game growing up.

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“Crazy how I went from being the best ever to play Madden to being on the Madden NFL ’22 soundtrack!! We lit @ogxparker@tylayaweh” he wrote.

The soundtrack will include DDG and OG Parker‘s “Hakuna Matata” featuring Tyla Yaweh.

DDG shared the good news about his soundtrack feature following a rough week of exchanging blows on Twitter with his on-and-off again girlfriend Rubi Rose.

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On Saturday (July 31), Rubi Rose shared a post about what she would want for her future man’s height, saying, “My next n-gga gotta be tall, I wanna wear heels.” Assuming she was talking about her recent ex-boyfriend, DDG subtweeted her minutes later claiming she had over 60 bodies.

“My next girl gotta have less than 60 bodies,” DDG tweeted .

Later on DDG had a change of heart about his comments and took to his Instagram Stories to apologize for lying about his ex-bae.

On Sunday (August 1)  he took to his IG story to say, “My tweet was petty & made up, and i admit i took it too far, that’s my bad,” he wrote. “I’m Sorry Rubster.”

On a brighter note, DDG’s Madden NFL ’22 feature is a pivotal moment for his career following his single “Moonwalking in Calabasas” going platinum, performing Rolling Loud Miami, and winning a boxing match against Nate Wyatt.

Hopefully DDG continues to keep the music at the forefront.

Morray, Blxst and 42 Dugg also announced their Madden soundtrack recruitments via Instagram by reposting the cover art and features list.

In an Instagram caption to the cover art for  Madden NFL ’22, 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Morray wrote, “Thanks @eamaddennfl for lettin me be part of the soundtrack, who thinks they nice and wanna lose against me? @j.o.kash on the beat.”

Morray and 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star 42 Dugg, who are both partnered with Interscope Records, has had their tracks “Mime,” and “Down Ready Set” added to the soundtrack.

Ahead of releasing the official tracklist for Madden NFL ’22, Interscope Records made sure to give their artists a shout-out on Instagram by sharing which singles would be heard while gamers play.

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The Madden NFL ’22 video game is available for pre-order now and officially releases on August 16, 2021.

Stream the soundtrack below in its entirety.

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42 Dugg is 1 of 10 up-and-coming rappers named to HipHopDX’s 2021 Rising Stars! For more info on 42 Dugg and the rest of the talented Hip Hop bunch, read about them here.