Kiwi artist CHAII to feature on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 soundtrack

New Zealand musician CHAII will feature on the soundtrack of upcoming video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.

The Persian/Kiwi rapper is one of four artists announced on Friday to be adding new music to the game's classic soundtrack, along with Machine Gun Kelly, Merkules and Rough Francis.

CHAII will also perform with the other three new musicians in a special livestream later this month promoting the game's soundtrack.

"Can't believe I'll be on such a legendary game and will be performing in the virtual concert with my amazing band!" she said on Instagram.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a remaster of a beloved pair of games released around two decades ago.

Their soundtracks are part of what made those games such hits with fans, featuring the likes of Rage Against The Machine, Dead Kennedys, Naughty by Nature, Papa Roach and Primus.

The upcoming release's soundtrack features most of the tracks from the 1999 and 2000 games along with what's described by publisher Activision as "a roster of today's up-and-coming artists in music across rap, rock and punk - ensuring there's something for everyone to ride out to with their favourite in-game skater".

CHAII, who raps in both English and Farsi, spoke with RNZ last year shortly after the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch - an atrocity that put the message of her track 'Digebasse (Enough)' in a new light.

"Before [the massacre], the song was originally about shining a positive light on the Middle East. I just wanted to show some scenery and some colour and people having a good time. Just people like everyone else," CHAII told RNZ.

"Hatred comes from misinformation and that was what I was originally trying to stand up for [in the song].

"The only way you can beat that is through positivity, through showing and educating."

Since then, CHAII's message has continued to be talked about internationally. Her latest track 'Nobody Know' has racked up 75,000 views on YouTube since its release on July 10.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is set to be released September 4, after the THPS + Noisey 'virtual concert' is streamed at 10am on July 29 (NZST).