Leading off the new soundtrack will be none other than Snoop Dogg, who apparently is an avid NBA 2K gamer. "Snoop has been a long time fan of the NBA 2K series," says Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. "Because music is such an integral part to the gameplay experience, it was a perfect fit for this year's title – one of the greatest rappers making an exclusive track for the greatest NBA game." As The Boombox reports, songs from Big Boi, Drake and Kid Cudi will also appear on the soundtrack, along with some younger talents who emerged from 2K Sports' recent MC/producer contest.
Other artists featured on the new soundtrack include The Constellations featuring Asher Roth, Rakaa, and, curiously enough, NBA star Ron Artest. And since any video game with Michael Jordan wouldn't be complete without it, The Alan Parsons Project's song 'Sirius' (aka the Chicago Bulls intro song ) will also be featured on the extensive compilation.
Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until October to get your hands on the latest NBA 2K11 game. For now, though, you can browse through the official track list, featured below.
NBA 2K11 Soundtrack Track List:1. Snoop Dogg, 'NBA 2K Theme'
2. Big Boi, 'Shutterbug'
3. Drake, 'Over'
4. Cassidy, 'Game Time'
5. Ron Artest, 'Champion'
6. Duck-Down All-Stars, 'Better Than You' Feat. Buckshot, Skyzoo, Promise and Sean Price
7. The Alan Parsons Project, 'Sirius'
8. Art vs. Science, 'Hollywood'
9. Big Rock Candy Mountain, 'Rocketship'
10. Brunettes, 'Red Rollerskates'
11. Chicharones, 'Little by Little'
12. Children Collide, 'Skeleton Dance'
13. Constellations, 'We're Here to Save the Day' Feat. Asher Roth
14. Dan Black, 'Symphonies (Remix)' Feat. Kid Cudi –
15. Delorean, 'Deli'
16. Ev, 'Home of the Brave' (Instrumental)
17. Failsafe, 'Hope & Only If We Learn'
18. HOGNI, 'Bow Down'
19. Kidz in Space, 'Downtime'
20. Middleman, 'It's Not Over Yet'
21. Rakaa, 'Crown of Thorns' Feat. Aloe Blaac
22. The Redland, 'So Far'
23. The Russian Futurists, 'Paul Simon & Precious Metals'
24. Sonny Bones, 'Rise'
25. Two Door Cinema Club, 'I Can Talk'
26. Yung Autmatik & Bayroot Productions, 'Go Hard or Go Home'
27. Dux Jones, 'Pourin' It On'