Jay-Z named Executive Producer of NBA 2K13; soundtrack announced

2K Sports has announced that Jay-Z, the biggest name in rap and a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets, will serve as the Executive Producer of NBA 2K13. It would be easy to dismiss this partnership as nothing more than a simple soundtrack gig. But, according to 2K, “Jay-Z’s artistic vision and style will permeate the [entire] experience.” This will include “the overall look and feel of the game” as well as interactive in-game menus, and yes, the soundtrack.

NBA 2K13’s soundtrack will include 24 tracks hand-picked by Jay-Z. The collection includes multiple tracks from the man himself as well as his frequent collaborator, Kanye West. Coldplay, Daft Punk, The Dirty Projectors, Nas, Phoenix, Santigold, and many others also made the cut.

You can check out the complete soundtrack listing after the break or you can head over to 2K’s Facebook page to preview some of tracks.

NBA 2K13 Soundtrack

  • Roy Ayers – “We Live in Brooklyn, Baby”
  • Coldplay – “Viva La Vida”
  • Daft Punk – “Around The World” (Radio Edit)
  • The Dirty Projectors – “Stillness is the Move”
  • Eric B. and Rakim – “I Ain’t No Joke”
  • The Hours – “Ali in the Jungle”
  • Jay-Z – “The Bounce”
  • Jay-Z – “H.A.M.” (Instrumental)
  • Jay-Z – “On To The Next One”
  • Jay-Z – “Public Service Announcement”
  • Jay-Z – “Pump it Up (Freestyle)”
  • Jay-Z – “Run This Town”
  • Justice – “Stress”
  • Meek Mill – “Ima Boss” (Instrumental)
  • Mobb Deep – “Shook Ones, Pt. II”
  • Nas – “The World is Yours”
  • Phoenix – “1901”
  • Puff Daddy and the Family – “Victory” (Featuring Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes)
  • Santigold – “Shove It” (Featuring Spank Rock)
  • Too Short – “Blow the Whistle (Main)”
  • U2 – “Elevation”
  • Kanye West – “Amazing”
  • Kanye West – “Mercy” (Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz)
  • Kanye West – “We Major” (Featuring Nas & Really Doe)

NBA 2K13 will be available for the PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360 on October 2. A Wii U will also be released this Fall.

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