U2, Coldplay, Dirty Projectors in Video Game Soundtrack

Great news for basketball video game enthusiasts and music lovers alike was released through Billboard today. Jay-Z is executive producing the new NBA 2K13 game and bringing with him a soundtrack loaded with huge artists and great songs.

The soundtrack is full of rap & hip-hop, which is to be expected, with six songs from Jay-Z himself. Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne running mate Kanye West gets three spots on the soundtrack as well, including current hit “Mercy” (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz). Hip hop legends Nas and Eric B. and Rakim will also help provide the music to your slam dunks and three-pointers.

The album also dips into dance/electro with Daft Punk, Justice, and Santigold. The soundtrack also features alternative all-stars Phoenix and Dirty Projectors, along with Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida.” To top it all off, U2 is featured with their song “Elevation.”

Now, just imagine how great it will be to turn on the game and the first thing you hear is “Allow me to re-introduce myself, my name is HOV!” The entire “NBA 2K13” track-list and the trailer are featured below.

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 & 2 Chainz)
U2 – “Elevation”
Jay-Z – “On to the Next One”
Jay-Z – “Public Service Announcement”
Jay-Z – “H.A.M. (Instrumental)”

By Anthony Cantone Heinze

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