Believe it or not, NBA 2K13 is only a few months away, and for those of you still playing last year’s game, you know you can expect a few changes once the new one hits stores on Oct. 2. To start building the hype, 2K Sports made an unprecedented announcement yesterday: Jay-Z will serve as the Executive Producer of NBA 2K13.
“This has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with 2K Sports and be a part of one of the best sports video games in history,” says Jay-Z. “NBA 2K13 will be the next evolution in sports and basketball culture, and I’m ready to usher in the new era of the franchise.”
You’ll see Jigga’s influence all over the game, from the look and feel to the interactive game menus, as well as the soundtrack. Yep, that’s probably the best part. Here’s the complete soundtrack for the game:
The Hours – Ali in the Jungle
Too Short – Blow the Whistle (Main)
Eric B. and Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke
Phoenix - 1901
Jay-Z – Pump it Up (Freestyle)
Puff Daddy and the Family – Victory (feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes)
Daft Punk – Around The World (Radio Edit)
Santigold – Shove It (feat. Spank Rock)
Kanye West – Amazing
Jay-Z – Run This Town
The Dirty Projectors – Stillness is the Move
Nas – The World is Yours
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Roy Ayers – We Live in Brooklyn, Baby
Justice - Stress
Jay-Z – The Bounce
Kanye West – We Major (feat. Nas & Really Doe)
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones, Pt. II
Meek Mill – Ima Boss â€“ Instrumental
Kanye West – Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz)
U2 – Elevation
Jay-Z – On To The Next One
Jay-Z – Public Service Announcement
Jay-Z - H.A.M. (Instrumental)
How much does the soundtrack matter to you?
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