If there were a Grammy nomination for best video game soundtrack, NBA 2K11 would be, without a doubt, the front-runner to claim the golden gramophone.
The soundtrack sharpens one of this year's greatest basketball simulations with an extensive collection of 29 tracks from artists that tap into the energy, hustle and excitement of the NBA. From upcoming breakout bands to quadruple platinum-selling artists, 2K 11 covers a wide spectrum of musical talent.
"NBA 2K is the basketball game that everyone plays, from NBA athletes to celebrities to music artists," says Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. "Snoop has been a long-time fan of the NBA 2K series, and because music is such an integral part of the gameplay experience, he was a perfect fit for this year's title—one of the greatest rappers making an exclusive track for the greatest NBA game."
2. Big Boi - Shutterbug
3. Drake - Over
4. Cassidy - Game Time
5. Ron Artest - Champion
6. Duck-Down All-Stars, feat. Buckshot, Skyzoo, Promise and Sean Price - Better Than You
7. The Alan Parsons Project - Sirius
8. Art vs. Science - Hollywood
9. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Rocketship
10. Brunettes - Red Rollerskates
11. Chicharones - Little By Little
12. Children Collide - Skeleton Dance
13. Constellations, feat. Asher Roth - We're Here To Save The Day
14. Dan Black, feat. Kid Cudi - Symphonies (Remix)
15. Delorean - Deli
16. Ev - Home Of The Brave (Instrumental)
18. HOGNI - Bow Down
19. Kidz In Space - Downtime
20. Middleman - It's Not Over Yet
21. Rakaa, feat. Aloe Blaac - Crown Of Thorns
22. The Redland - So Far
24. Sonny Bones - Rise
25. Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk
26. Yung Autmatik & Bayroot Productions - Go Hard or Go Home
27. Dux Jones - Pourin' It On
NBA 2K11 will be available Oct. 5, 2010. For more information on 2K's top ballin' game, head to 2ksports.com.
Source: 2K Sports
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