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2K Sports Announces NBA 2K8 Soundtrack

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New York, NY - September 24, 2007 - 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that NBA® 2K8 will feature original and exclusive tracks from the late legendary producer J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) with Common, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli and Madlib providing vocals. The in-game soundtrack will also include music that harkens back to the roots of hip-hop, as well as an eclectic mix of songs from other genres that complement the virtual hoops action.

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."

Track listing:
  • 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"



 
 

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US October 02, 2007
Europe October 26, 2007

ESRB: Everyone
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