The distinguished NBA 2K brand is preparing for an impressive takeover with their top-rated video game series. Arriving in September, NBA 2K16, will feature the largest and most extensive soundtrack in the franchise’s history.
Curated by an award-winning trio of producers a la DJ Khaled, DJ Premier and DJ Mustard, the beatsmiths have a striking combined total of decades worth of game-changing music under their belts.
Putting their expertise to the test, the group put their best beats forward, giving last year’s lone curator, Pharrell Williams—known for seeing sounds—a run for his money. The music will consist of 50 tracks covering several genres and will be divided into six in-game playlists. In addition, there will be six new exclusive tracks to this year’s title, an international “around the world” playlist, and special mixes crafted by each producer.
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“I am honored to collaborate with NBA 2K, which is such a distinguished brand and one of my favorite video games,” said Khaled. “Basketball and music are two of my favorite things, and I’m excited to light up the soundtrack with my signature sound. Expect the hottest tracks and of course hit music when you press the start button on NBA 2K16!”
VIBE caught up with renowned producer and sports fan DJ Khaled to talk about how he plans on bringing his unique “We The Best” musical style and creative direction to the game, his thoughts on the NBA emoji battle and more.