2K confirms Jay Z as executive producer on NBA 2K13, reveals soundtrack

By Stephany Nunneley
1 August 2012 14:01 GMT

2K has confirmed Jay Z as executive producer of NBA 2K13, after the video announcing his participation leaked a bit early yesterday. The rapper/entrepreneur has also hand-picked the game’s soundtrack, which as also been detailed.

“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,” said the man himself. “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.”

The 24-song collection picked by Jay Z is as follows:

  • 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 – 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
  • JAY Z – H.A.M. (Instrumental)

NBA 2K13 hits stores on October 2, 2012.

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