NBA 2K13 Teamsup with Jay Z

on August 1, 2012 10:35 AM

2K Sports is teaming up with rapper Jay Z that will work as Executive Producer for the upcoming NBA 2K13. Jay Z has been involved with athletics as is shown with his part-ownership of 40/40 sports clubs and the Brooklyn Nets.

He helped in determining the art style for the game that will be present in the look and feel of the game, menus, soundtrack, and more. NBA 2K13 will have audio and visual style that strikes a balance between basketball and influential music. The 24 song soundtrack, selected by Jay Z, includes:

  • The Hours “Ali in the Jungle”
  • Too Short “Blow the Whistle”
  • Eric B. and Rakim “I Ain’t No Joke”
  • Pheonix “1901”
  • Jay Z “Pump it Up (Freestyle)”
  • Puff Daddy and the Family “Victory”
  • Daft Punk “Around The World”
  • Santigold “Shove It”
  • 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”
  • Mobb Deep “Shook Ones, Pt II”
  • Meek Mill “Ima Boss – Instrumental”
  • Kanye West “Mercy”
  • U2 “Elevation”
  • Jay Z “On To The Next One”
  • Jay Z “Public Service Announcement”
  • Jay Z “H.A.M. (Instrumental)”

To celebrate this collaboration, 2K Sports has also released a new trailer for NBA 2K13 that can be viewed below.

 /  Staff Writer
Paul is what you would call a Jack of All Trades. He has an interest in programming and video games. He is also a capable artist, photographer, writer, reader, and an Ancient Karaoke Performer. He has been gaming since the late 80s starting with games such as Tetris and Arkanoid. His favorite genres in games include Role Playing, Action-Adventure, Rhythm, and Old School 2D Platformers. Books are another interest of his as his collection of books slowly overruns his living quarters.