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Atlanta rappers Big Boi and B.O.B. are digitized in a new video game available exclusively for early buyers. Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel features the two rappers in its third installment as Charles ‘Chuy’ Rendall and Anthony ‘Baker’ Barnes — who are played by Big Boi and B.o.B., respectively. The storyline of the game finds players on the streets of Mexico, guiding operatives Alpha and Bravo through a drug war.
“This was my first time being introduced to [the game],” Big Boi said last week during an exclusive interview with TheBoomBox. “My kids however were fans of the game so it was like, ‘you gotta do that daddy.'” One can assume his children sealed the deal, as he agreed to take on the role. The two men also collaborated on an exclusive song titled “Double Down” for the game. “We walked in the night of, played the beat,” B.o.B. explained of the collaboration on the song. “I was like ‘Big, what you think?’ He was like, ‘Bob, go in there and rap a chorus.’ [And] song came out.” Big Boi chimed in, commenting on their chemistry: “We were just tossing it back and forth. It’s like we like to say it’s organically created, never genetically modified. The chemistry itself is pure and the song’s so dope that we wanted to keep it for our own albums.”
Gamer and Your Black World Network contributor, Malcolm Morrow, was one of the fortunate few to play the game using the characters of the Atlanta rappers. “The game is an excellent option for co-op lovers,” Morrow said. “It is much more fun with two players. There’s non-stop action and it’s a great way to spend a few hours.” Morrow added: “The Big Boi and B.o.B missions are action packed and funny, the rappers add a lot of personality to the characters Chuy and Baker.”