Though street-style basketball isn't weighed down with too many concrete rules, there is one unwritten rule that must be followed by blacktop ballers--no dunking to country-western music. Ubisoft is holding true to the code of the playground with the announcement of the And 1 Streetball soundtrack, which spans several regional variants of hip-hop.
The bicoastal soundtrack has something for all hip-hop fans, regardless of which side of the country you represent. Artists from the East Coast, West Coast, the Dirty South, and more are included, including New York's Kool G Rap and Oaktown's Turf Talk.
"What I do and what the streetballers do are the same thing," said Freeway, one of the contributors to the soundtrack. "We both need to be creative and original to get recognized."
Those who purchase the game will also get the game's soundtrack, which comes on a DVD with bonus footage compiled from the And 1 Mixtapes. Ubisoft has also put the soundtrack into one convenient, downloadable mix by DJ Green Lantern. Gamers can download the free mix now from Real.com.
And 1 Streetball is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older and will retail for $39.99 on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 when it is released on June 6. A full list of tracks on the soundtrack is below.
Bun B & the Middle Fingaz--Hard in the Paint
Clipse feat. DMP--VA Streetz
Devin the Dude--Give It and Go
Kool G Rap feat. Hammerz & Scram Jones--This Is How We Do NYC
Peedi Crakk--It Don't Stop
Rhymefest--Coming for You
San Quinn--Take Money, Make Money
Smitty--Set the City on Fire
Stat Quo--What's Next
Turf Talk--Put Up or Shut Up