Music is as important to the NBA 2K series as it is to any game. A couple years ago, Jay-Z served as the executive producer of NBA 2K13, curating a soundtrack with the likes of Kanye West, Biggie, Nas, Mobb Deep, Diddy and others. Every year since, the soundtracks have gotten more expansive and they’ve been curated by Pharrell, Dj Khaled, DJ Premier, DJ Mustard and Noah “40” Shebib.
This time around, for NBA 2K18, there isn’t anyone special at the helm creating the game’s soundtrack, but the Visual Concepts did a good job nevertheless of whipping up a list of 48 songs.
The soundtrack includes songs by (and not limited to):
- Nas (“Nas Is Like”)
- OutKast (“So Fresh, So Clean”)
- Kendrick Lamar (“HUMBLE.“)
- Anderson .Paak (“Am I Wrong” f. ScHoolboy Q)
- A Tribe Called Quest (“Conrad Tokyo”)
- Mase (“Feel So Good”)
- Mobb Deep (“Shook Ones Pt. 2”)
- Pete Rock & CL Smooth (“T.R.O.Y.”)
- Cousin Stizz (“Living Like Khaled“)
- Drake (“Portland” f. Quavo & Travi$ Scott)
- Joey Bada$$ (“Victory“)
Stream the full soundtrack below via Spotify. NBA 2K18 is in stores September 19.