According to the press release, NBA 2K17 featured Noah Shebib, Grimes and Imagine Dragons as music curators for this year’s game.
Today 2K Sports announced the soundtrack for this year’s professional basketball game, NBA 2K17.
Whereas people like LeBron James and Pharrell Williams curated the soundtracks for previous games, this time it was Imagine Dragons, Noah Shebib, and Grimes with those duties.
There are 50 songs on the soundtrack, including Drake’s “Pop Style” and “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)” by Jay-Z. OutKast’s “Rosa Parks” and the Imagine Dragons song “Friction” are also on it.
You can see the complete list of artists and songs on the NBA 2K17 soundtrack here at PastaPadre, while you can listen to them all here on Spotify.
In other news about 2K Sports and music, it was announced this week that Sean Combs AKA Puff Daddy curated the soundtrack for WWE 2K17.
Video-game soundtracks are unusually important, given how much you will hear these songs when you play the game. If you aren’t into the soundtrack, it can put a damper on the gameplay experience. While it would be cool if there were more songs like Grimes’ “Kill vs. Maim” in the mix, if you want that kind of stuff, maybe a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtrack is more your thing.
NBA 2K17 releases for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 20. You can play the game four days early by pre-ordering the game. You also get some digital content such as virtual currency if you preorder.
This year’s cover star is Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, but if you want to spend extra money, you can get the Legend edition, which comes with now-retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant on the box and digital and physical goodies based on the former Los Angeles Laker.
The booming of NBA 2K17 game details is coming, let it come stronger.