Pharrell's Curated 'NBA 2K15' Soundtrack Unveiled, Find Out Which Songs Made The Cut
Pharrell's curated soundtrack for the upcoming 2K Sports video game "NBA 2K15" was revealed on Thursday by 2K.
According to NME, the full soundtrack includes artists from different genres like hip-hop and rock. Check out the tracks included in the soundtrack in the list below!
NBA 2K15 Tracklist:
A Tribe Called Quest – 'Scenario'
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – 'Planet Rock'
Basement Jaxx – 'Hot ’n Cold'
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – 'River Styx'
Busta Rhymes – 'Dangerous'
Clipse – 'Grindin’'
Death from Above 1979 – 'Romantic Rights'
Depeche Mode – 'Personal Jesus'
Junior – 'Mama Used to Say'
Lauryn Hill – 'Doo Wop (That Thing)'
Lorde – 'Team'
Major Lazer ft. Pharrell Williams – 'Aerosol Can'
Missy Elliott – 'On & On'
No Doubt – 'Spiderwebs'
OneRepublic – 'Love Runs Out'
Pharrell Williams – 'Hunter'
Pharrell Williams – 'Can I Have It Like That'
Pharrell Williams – 'How Does It Feel?'
Public Enemy – 'Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)'
Ratatat – 'Seventeen Years'
Red Hot Chili Peppers – 'Suck My Kiss'
Santigold – 'Creator'
Snoop Dogg – 'Drop It Like It’s Hot'
Strafe – 'Set It Off'
The Black Keys – 'Everlasting Light'
The Rapture – 'House of Jealous Lovers'
The Strokes – 'Under Cover of Darkness'
At a press conference for the announcement, Williams said he was honored by the distinction and revealed possible acts that will be on the soundtrack. Williams said that System of a Down and Strafe would make an appearance on the soundtrack but joked that he wouldn't be able to pull off making the soundtrack.
"I had some people from my staff -- they were all girls and women -- and we just talked about it. I was like, 'I have to do this, [but] I don't know if I'm gonna be able to pull this off, because Jay did it and LeBron.' I'm like, man, how do I follow up those guys? They know so much more about the sport than I do," he said.
Williams said that since girls are playing the "2K" series, he wanted to make a female friendly soundtrack this time around.
"There are girls that play the game and there's a lot of girls that are around it … so I thought it'd be such an interesting twist to have the girls weigh in on the song list, because they listen to it just as much," he said. "I tried to pick an alternative approach, because how do you follow up LeBron and Jay? I gotta take a different route. When we finished looking at the list, it felt right."
The multi-talented artist also took time to express how grateful he was for landing the gig and said he was excited for it.
"I'm tripping out that we get to put this music out. This never happens -- the system is never like that, where you look up and go 'Wow, we just pulled that off.' I'm pumped and excited," he said.