Now streaming everywhere.
As Drake once astutely proclaimed, “Damn, I swear music and sports are so synonymous / ‘Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us” on his Thank Me Later track, “Thank Me Now.” And it’s true — representatives from both professions often profess a sense of jealousy for each other’s vocation. On NBA 2K — the de facto “it” basketball gaming experience — those worlds often collide, manifesting through rappers’ obsession with the game. Now, the lines are even further blurred with the 2K20 soundtrack release.
Headlining this year’s decorated soundtrack are a collection of today’s preeminent stars: Drake, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Juice WRLD, Lil Wayne to name several. But part of the soundtrack’s allure not only emanates from the A-listers it attracts, but also from some of the less omnipresent artists who occupy sentimental real estate in fans’ hearts.
Joining the current perennial talents are individuals like: Smoke DZA, Bishop Nehru, Denior Farrar, Jay Prince, JID, Aaron May, and plenty more.
Also, fueling this genuine hip-hop connection, 2K linked with Steve Stoute and his company, UnitedMasters, to create a song submission process for burgeoning artists. Stoute and UnitedMasters have other deals with the NBA, too, like licensing their distributed artists’ track to soundtrack NBA social media content.
You can stream the NBA 2K20 soundtrack below, and get ready to test your gaming chops by copping the game on September 6th: