I agree with you, that wouldn't be culture fit for the setting/themes/world. That said, every major city is extremenly diverse culturally and music is part of that. That's part of why my approach is to represent each district in different ways musically. The music tracks themselves can be easily swapped in and out if they are off target, so I wouldn't focus too heavily on them. What I'm trying to do here is illustrate possible use cases. If the community and CDPR think I'm stylistically on target with any of the music, that's a bonus.I dont know what the creator of Cyberpunk feels if we start to put Migos, Drake or Nicki Minaj or even Hasselhoff to his IP.
That's kind of the point. It *shouldn't* be mainstream. Rap/Hip Hop began as subculture music. Like all fresh and new things, it has been co-opted by corporations and sold back to the masses. So mainstream rap has lost it's original meaning as the voice of the street. I hope to get back to it respresenting resistance.Rap didnt even exist when this IP was built, well it surely wasnt mainstream yet, for example.
What I'm getting at is that in any dystopia some people go along with it. They drink the Kool-Aid. Cozy up to the oppressors. Sell out. IMHO those people need to be musically represented for contrast against those who scream "Fuck the system" and rebel. So when I think of music, part of that is asking "Are these people mainstream CORPOculture, SUBculture or COUNTERculture?"