NBA 2K16 Has 50+ Song Soundtrack Curated By DJ Khaled, DJ Premier, DJ Mustard

Biggest soundtrack in franchise history features detailed.


2K Sports on Thursday announced the first details for NBA 2K16's soundtrack, which the developer is calling the biggest and "most extensive" in the history of the professional basketball franchise. Songs on the soundtrack will be chosen by producers DJ Premier, DJ Khaled, and DJ Mustard.

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This is a change from recent years, as Lebron James chose the music for NBA 2K14 and Pharrell Williams curated the soundtrack for NBA 2K15.

The NBA 2K16 soundtrack will include more than 50 songs, including six songs that will be "exclusive" to the game. All manner of genres will be represented, including hip-hop, electronic, pop, rock, and alternative. There will be classic tracks from the '70s all the way through to Top 40 hits from today.

Confirmed songs so far include:

  • "Blitzkrieg Bop" -- The Ramones
  • "Represent" -- Nas
  • "I Want You to Know -- Zedd (feat. Selena Gomez)

NBA 2K16's soundtrack will be divided into six in-game playlists. Three lists are curated by each of the three producers, while another will be an international-themed "Around the World" playlist. There will also be a 2K Classics Mixtape featuring "fan favorites" from past games. And finally, a "master playlist" will feature all 50 songs from NBA 2K16's soundtrack.

What's more, DJ Khaled, DJ Premier, and DJ Mustard are contributing new instrumental tracks for the game's MyPlayer and MyGM modes.

NBA 2K16, the story for which was written and directed by Spike Lee, launches September 29 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. Preordering the game lets you play a few days early.

The game features three cover stars: Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Anthony Davis. Game covers are distributed at random, but every game box will come with inserts for all three. You can also buy a special edition of NBA 2K16, which features basketball legend Michael Jordan on the cover.

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