Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 1:13 pm  |  50 responses

Jay-Z to Executive Produce NBA 2K13 Soundtrack (VIDEO)

The partial Nets owner brings his expertise to a new medium.

Jay-Z announced on his website today that he will be the executive producer of NBA 2K13, which is due out October 2. The 2K series was already pretty awesome. Now that Jay-Z’s involved, there’s no reason to expect it not to get even better.

(H/T: HipHopDX)

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  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    2K keeps on adding new irrelevant sh*t instead of improving the gameplay.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Should have gotten T Minus and J.U.S.T.I.C.E League

  • LA Huey

    I’m guessing he’ll keep up the minimalist theme from the Nets new logo and the players will be running games shirts v skins and the presentation will run a sephia filter.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    What is American Coming Too?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk


  • Heals

    Quick question, who benefits more from this association? 5 years ago 2k no doubt, now I wonder which has the bigger cache…

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    @NBK, no one knows what it means, but its provocative…. IT GETS THE PEOPLE GOING!

  • LA Huey

    I see you KHoliday.

  • Jake

    ….why? This is like letting Rev Run produce he got game.

  • T-Money

    i hope live doesn’t bomb again this year. monopolies lead to complacency.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance

    Well played KHoliday, well played indeed. All it means is that the rich are once again getting richer.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk


  • CaptainKirk

    So Jay-Z got a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in software engineering, this is new to me… This will surely influence the sale, but not the gameplay.

  • CaptainKirk

    Or maybe Jay-Z had enough of all the problems with online play, so he decided to get the job done by himself and spend some money, so they can improve their servers.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    i’m assuming it means all the music was produced by Jay Z – In one way or another.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Maybe the music won’t be trash as usual.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    The music is usually good wtf. But I’m buying 2k(for D Rose) but I believe Live will be better. Unless 2k has a Beyonce unlockable.

  • roybot

    All he needs to do to help is pay for more servers,because I feel 2k series market is expanding more every year that Live is in hiding.

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    Cant Wait to play the new 2k. Awesome Series. Probably the best game out now

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Would be awesome if they made a 2k game with a soundtrack of all rock/alternitave music.. Am I the only one that didn’t buy 2k12 because the absents of rookies?

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    They put the rookies in after the lockout ended.

  • Decatur Don

    NBA 2k13:Def Jam Vendetta edition

  • Basketball_iQ

    They better do something bc live fina kill that sh!t … Anybody not ready to come over, go play in traffic

  • Riggs

    Live aint doing anything this year actually. Step your 2k and live knowledge up @ http://www.operationsports.com, stop being ignorant and learn something.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    uhm, Live looks like it is going to be delayed. And the E3 showing of it was encouraging in the way that it will be a successful dumpster fire. Anybody whose excited about Live this year probably just got done playing in traffic. Or has little to no basketball_iQ

  • http://nba.com GP23

    All I do on 2K is MyPlayer.. it’s so addictive. It took me months to get myself in the Hall of Fame.

  • Basketball_iQ

    Shut yo stupid az up… 2k selling bc its the only basketball franchise out. Live comes out oct 3rd,,, check yo self before you wreck yo self. And I can really play ball in real life, unlike the rest of you fat internet geeks

  • LA Huey

    I really threaten people over frivolous ish in real life. Unlike you punk azz internet thugs.

  • http://www.operationsports.com/MMChrisS/blog/19537-for-nba-live-the-silence-is-deafening/ nbk

    my stupid az? is that new lingo for ass? — regardless, if Live does come out october 3rd great for Live (to bad they don’t call it “elite” anymore, that would be too ironic). Hopefully it isn’t completely broken. If you want to actually read what is going on around live you can click my name. rather than relying on what EA is telling you about their game (like Elite was supposed to come out October 3rd last year, then was suspended, and ultimately, canned altogether) only ignorant morons think Live will be anything close to 2k, plus to believe EA about the release of their game is even more moronic. and just like every dumb ignoramus who comes in here talking about actual basketball, you don’t know any of us. Saying “And I can really play ball in real life, unlike the rest of you fat internet geeks” to try and save face or whatever is pathetically stupid & incredibly ignorant.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Huey remember when we were discussing who would play Center in the event that Anthony Davis plays PF? And we couldn’t decide who, because it actually makes no sense?
    Well… that discussion was based on Basketball IQ’s comment that Davis would play PF. So… that explains the confusion. The confusion was that we took one of his comments seriously.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    As a heads-up, when the Shock Exchange threatens cats with that “fiddy,” he’s referring to a real basketball court, not some video game. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

  • the truth

    Wow you just made yourself look like the dumbest person on here lol. Foot in own ass

  • Esmooth

    stop complaining about the game everyone and just practice and overcome it…they are trying their best..they cant please everyone and thats what people cant see….you have to adjust to every 2k and thats what makes me good…add me on ps3 welcometobklyn….stop taking the game so serious and you will become better trust me and stop crying about changes and just adjust

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    just kidding basketball IQ.

  • chillout

    lol @ bball iq. Hey leave him alone everyone. He just made the grades to play on his 4th grade jv team, he can brag a bit.
    @Kholiday best comment lol.

  • KC

    um can you people not read that it says soundtrack! He isn’t programming anything in the game. He probably is helping to select the songs that will be in the game and not much else. This is purely marketing. With that said, hopefully they can iron out the issues created in 2k12. 2k11 was the much better game.

  • LA Huey

    Teddy, we have to stop trusting that people know what they’re talking about before discussing their points.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    KC – it was edited to say soundtrack. It just said, nba 2k13, executive produced by Jay-Z. Just like the video says.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    But we knew it was the soundtrack or parts that he produced, We just doin whAt commenters do bruh

  • phil da windmill

    man 9th wonder madlib and late great j.dilla pete rock all would provide a better look for 2k13 jay z ahite but he aint doing reasonable doubt type music no more better yet get some killer mike and some dungeon fam in that just as long as i dont hear no church in the wild soon as get to the main menu i know i get tired of hearing kurtis blow everytime i play 2k12 he a legend and all but shyt man damn lol

  • fruizm

    All you American fatsos need to chill on the video game obsession! There is another world out there!

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Out where? You aren’t in it?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chinese Oppenheimer

    Me thinks many of you ladies are single virgins.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Wouldn’t you like to know perv

  • Hart

    Nas>Jay Z

  • http://Slamonline.com IMPALA T

    @phill bro i feel you i be frantically pressin start when it load up so i dont have to hear that shi

  • oRigINaL

    Hahahahahhahhahahahhaa. @Chinese..w.e….hahahahaha soo funny!

  • da real

    I like Jay Z but he is popping up all over the place and its getting annoying. It was cool when younger up and coming artist got thier first shot on the 2k and NBA Live soundtracks. I dont wanna hear Jay and Yeezy talking about how thier lives are so much better than mine while im gaming with the homies. ” while you play the game, I executive produce it, haha, HOV!” GTFOH

  • RJ

    Live blows, everyone knows that.

    I second this comment:

    2K keeps on adding new irrelevant sh*t instead of improving the gameplay.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    cosign oRigINal.. Chinese is quickly becoming one of my favorite posters on here.. :D