2K Sports announced last week, the complete soundtrack for its upcoming NBA 2K12 title, the latest installment in their top-rated NBA basketball simulation franchise.
This year's cross-genre soundtrack highlights both popstars and up-and-coming bands, including contribution from Eminem & Royce Da 5'9, Travis Barker, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Twista, Cee-Lo, Q-Tip and more.
It's 28 tracks long, and includes both original songs and remixes created specifically for NBA 2K12 -- including Freddie Gibbs' "Look Easy," the Duck Down All-Stars 2 featuring Skyzoo, Pharoahe Monch & Smif N Wessun's "Shout The Winners Out," CyHi Da Prynce's "Sideways (2K Remix)," and Alex K. and D.J.I.G.'s "Now's My Time."
Alex K. and D.J.I.G. are the winners of the Duck Down contest who, with the help of passionate fans, were chosen from thousands of competing producers and MCs to collaborate on an original track to be featured on the upcoming game.
"Music has always been an integral part of our NBA 2K video games, as it further immerses players into the world of basketball and enhances their gaming experience," said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. "It was important to us that the NBA 2K12 soundtrack was not only what you hear while navigating the menus, but also in real-life situations like pre-game highlight introductions and during timeouts, just as you would hear a song while at a game or watching on TV."
NBA 2K12 drops October 4.
Below is the complete tracklist:
Eminem & Royce Da 5'9" – "Fast Lane"
Travis Barker ft. Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes and Lil Jon - "Let's Go"
CyHi Da Prynce – "Sideways (2K Remix)"
Kurtis Blow - "Basketball"
Friendly Fires - "Skeleton Boy"
Machine Drum - "Let It (edIT Remix)"
Aceyalone ft. Cee-Lo - "Workin' Man's Blues"
Freddie Gibbs - "Look Easy" (2K Original)
Chiddy Bang ft. Q-Tip - "Here We Go"
Zion I ft. Rebelution - "Many Stylez"
Duck Down All -Stars 2 - "Shout The Winners Out" (2K Original)
Middle Class Rut - "New Low"
Bassnectar - "Cozza Frenzy"
Ancient Astronauts - "Still a Soldier"
Alex K. and D.J.I.G. - "Now's My Time" (2K Original)
See-I - "Haterz"
James Pants - "We're Through"
Shinobi Ninja - "Rock Hood"
DELS - "Shapeshift"
Hudson Mohawke - "Thunder Bay" (instrumental)
Mr. Chop - "Intermezzo 2" (instrumental)
Kid Mac ft. Mat McHugh - "Hear You Calling"
Thunderball - "Make Your Move"
The Freeze Tag - "The Shuffle" (instrumental)
The Death Set - "It's Another Day"
Project Lionheart - "They Come Back"
Jamaica - "By The Numbers"
XV – "Awesome"