After a teaser was released last month, NBA 2K21 has announced their soundtrack for the upcoming game. Fans will be able to hear the full soundtrack of the game on Spotify starting Monday that includes 52 songs.
Who Made the Cut on the NBA 2K21 Soundtrack
One of the notable artists on the soundtrack is Portland Trail Blazers guard and cover athlete Damian Lillard. Damian “Dame D.O.L.L.A” Lillard will feature two of his previously unreleased tracks on the soundtrack.
“To be on the cover alone is a big deal to me, but to be on the cover and also have my music be a part of the game is a huge accomplishment as well,” said Lillard. “Personally, I’ve been introduced to new artists, songs and genres that I might hear on the radio, but I heard it first on NBA 2K.”
Other artists on the soundtrack include Stormzy, Roddy Ricch and The Strokes. According to the press release, NBA 2K wanted to include a multitude of different songs to enhance the in-game experience. The game wants to offer one of the largest soundtracks in sports video games.
“Music has always been an integral part of NBA 2K, and each year we strive to expand our approach to the players’ in-game experience,” Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing for NBA 2K said. “This year we’re able to bring the soundtrack to completely new heights with a highly-curated track list powered by next-gen technology and a cover athlete in Damian Lillard who’s adding unreleased tracks; together embodying the NBA 2K21 theme – Everything is Game.”
The current-gen console versions of the game will launch with 52 songs on September 4. As for the next-gen console, that version will add more songs to total 202 tracks when it releases. Different genres including hip-hop, R&B, electronic, pop, and rock will be added to the next-gen.