2K Sports Announces NBA 2K8 Soundtrack
Written Monday, September 24, 2007 By Geoff WhiteView author's profile
As one of the music industry's most influential producers, J Dilla inspired many artists, including Common, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli and Madlib, all of whom he had previously collaborated with in some fashion. These artists were tapped to keep J Dilla's legacy alive because of their friendship and respect for this fallen talent. Now exclusively on the NBA 2K8 soundtrack, three J Dilla tracks will feature the lyrics of Common, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, and Madlib.
"J Dilla was one of the industry's greatest talents," said Q-Tip. "This recording is reflective of his legacy and of the wonderful body of work that he left behind."
The in-game soundtrack to NBA 2K8 introduces today's gamers to classic tracks from The Highlighters Band, Ernie and The Topnotes, Billy Ball & The Upsetters, and The Fabulous Jades. Rounding out the soundtrack are offerings from Quasimoto, Percee P, Run-DMC, Devo, Cut Chemist, Fishbone, Stone Roses and many more.
"For the NBA 2K8 soundtrack, we wanted to produce something diverse that bridges modern hip-hop with its rich heritage in funk and groove," said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports Director of Brand and Lifestyle Marketing. "In addition to showcasing some of J Dilla's finest and unreleased cuts with marquee artists like Common, Talib Kweli and Q-Tip, we've included a diverse group of artists whose music really captures the spirit of the game."
- J Dilla feat. Madlib "The Official (2K8 Mix)"
- J Dilla feat. Q-Tip & Talib Kweli "Lightworks"
- J Dilla feat. Common "E=MC2"
- Run-DMC "Sucka MC's"
- Stone Roses "Fool's Gold"
- Breakestra "Getcho Soul Together Pt. 2"
- Fishbone "Skankin to the Beat"
- Tommy Guerrero "Molotov Telegram"
- Percee P "Throwback Rap Attack"
- Quasimoto "Chrome Dreams"
- Devo "Through Being Cool"
- Quantic "When You're Through"
- J. Rocc "Cold Heat Megamix"
- Cut Chemist "Bunky's Pick"
- Billy Ball & The Upsetters "Tighten Up Tighter"
- The Highlighters Band "Funky 16 Corners"
- A Guy Called Gerald "Hurry to Go Easy"
- Sonic Trip "Energy Play"
- Baron Zen "Turn Around (Peanut Butter Wolf Instrumental Mix)"
- Finley Quaye "Ultra Stimulation"
- G-Love & Special Sauce "Shooting Hoops"
- Ernie & The Topnotes "Dap Walk"
- The Fabulous Jades "Cold Heat"