Jay-Z Chooses NBA 2k13 Soundtrack. Picks Six Of His Own Songs

Jigga What? Jigga Who? Finally Jay-Z proves within all Reasonable Doubt that when it comes to choosing soundtracks, he is Brooklyn's Finest. Truly, you cannot knock his hustle. After being asked, as Executive Producer of NBA 2k13, to choose the soundtrack, he added six of his own songs. He has 99 problems, but picking up a royalty cheque won't be one. Looks like Jay-Z has found The Blueprint for success...

In all fairness, he has done a great job selecting the tracks. We have The Best of Both Worlds, with a nice selection of rap, with Who's World is This (the track he sampled in his own song Dead Presidents) and a heap of bands he sorta likes, such as Justice and Dirty Projectors.

Jay-Z — he clearly has the potential to Change the Game with some of these choices.

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 Announcement JAY Z — H.A.M. (Instrumental)

The Streets is Talking, and the Streets is Watching, but the Jigga man has done it his way. Some People Hate, but he has shown us how to create a soundtrack and it is Dope Man.


    What would be even better is custom soundtracks, built into the game like on the original xbox. That way the songs will only play at specific times, instead of just having your music playing over the top (which can become annoying!).

      That feature is still present in the current NBA 2K games - You can set stadium songs/player of the game songs/defence playlists already...

        Oh yeah, awesome (havent played any NBA games for aloong time), but still would love the option across most games. I always remember Metropolis Street Racer, on Dreamcast, which had awesome simulated radio stations, complete with DJ banter, that played your own songs seamlessly - was pretty impressive!

      Totally agree with you on that, strongly recommend they put that option.

    so.... SO terrible... :s

      Hahaha, Kanye; http://youtu.be/orTVRBzL1Bw

    NBA games are way overdue for a strong soundtrack. NBA2K12 was okay but not great and every NBA fan knows that music and basketball go hand in hand.

    lol well done, now put it in rhyme form a la GZA's Labels!

      I already had "I gotcha back" stuck in my head, now you mention "Labels". I'm off to listen to Liquid Swords.

    Shit yeah, Mercy is such a HUGE track. That alone makes this awesome.

    Shook Ones oh man, repeat repeat repeat

    I enjoyed discovering music from not so mainstream artists from the NBA2K games, I don't really like Jay-Z but I guess these will do.

    'Executive Produced by'? I do not like that syntax at all.

    Definitely missing out on the left-field choices in the previous games.

    There's Jay Z and Kanye in there but no "Niggas in Paris"? How could they not include it in there?

    Even with it's many references to BBall in there

    Last years soundtrack was dope , especially Australia's own Kid Mac.

    Mark, that was so bad you should be burnt like a teenage girl at the stake...

    This is a pretty sweet soundtrack! Playing basketball to some of these songs will be so fun - mercy is one inparticular

    No offense, but I wanted to be able to put my own custom music in the game menu.

    stupid... nba 2k needs custom soundtracks. Even if i liked this music, I would get annoyed listening to the same stuff over and over. 2K needs to wake up and include custom soundtrack. Set soundtracks in sports games are just BS music promotion we are forced to listen to.

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