Jay-Z has 99 problems but the NBA 2K13 soundtrack ain’t one

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Game Info


DEVELOPER(S): Visual Concepts


PLATFORM(S): Wii, Wii U, PS Vita, PS3, PC, Xbox 360

GENRE(S): Sports

RELEASE DATE(S): 2 October 2012


Now that I've got to throw in one of the cheesiest headlines of all time, my work at Stevivor is complete. Not really, but anyway. Rap heavyweight "Jay-Z" has partnered up with with the top-selling sports series and its latest iteration.

Serving as the Executive Producer on 2k Sports' latest installment, Jay-Z is not only hand picking the unique soundtrack, but is also driving the "artistic vision and style" of the experience.

"This has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with 2K Sports and be a part of one of the best sports video games in history,” he said. "NBA 2K13 will be the next evolution in sports and basketball culture, and I’m ready to usher in the new era of the franchise.”

The 24 track strong audio palette includes a plethora of hits (including six of his own tracks), and everyone knows basketball is only as cool as the bass filled tracks playing alongside it, right?

Artist: Title:  
The Hours Ali in the Jungle
Too Short Blow the Whistle (Main)
Eric B. and Rakim I Ain’t No Joke
Phoenix 1901
JAY Z Pump it Up (Freestyle)
Puff Daddy and the Family Victory (feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes)
Daft Punk Around The World (Radio Edit)
Santigold Shove It (feat. Spank Rock)
Kanye West Amazing
JAY Z Run This Town
The Dirty Projectors Stillness is the Move
Nas The World is Yours
Coldplay Viva La Vida
Roy Ayers We Live in Brooklyn, Baby
Justice Stress
JAY Z The Bounce
Kanye West We Major (feat. Nas & Really Doe)
Mobb Deep Shook Ones, Pt. II
Meek Mill Ima Boss – Instrumental
Kanye West Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz)
U2 Elevation
JAY Z On To The Next One
JAY Z Public Service Announcement
JAY Z H.A.M. (Instrumental)


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Bryce Wilson

Bryce is a passionate Australian video game and technology reviewer based out of Melbourne, Victoria. Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts, Bryce has years of literary experience covering games, tech, and everything in between.

  • Guest

    Man… dis game better cum out for the PS Vita (not a crappy PSP compatible version)… dis da 2nd website (along w/ wikipedia) i seen saying dat NBA 2K13 will be released 4 da Vita smh i hope these people got their information right

    • Guest

      let me rephrase… 2 websites and wikipedia… so 3 websites lol