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2K has announced Pharrell Williams will curate the soundtrack for NBA 2K15. The full soundtrack will be released later this summer. Billboard has stated songs from System of a Down and Strafe would be included and 2K confirmed it will be the largest soundtrack to date for the franchise.

Read the full press release below.

Grammy Award Winner Pharrell Williams to Curate NBAŽ 2K15 Soundtrack

Creative mogul and entertainment visionary to hand-select the most extensive and musically diverse soundtrack in NBA 2K history

2K today announced a new collaboration with internationally-renowned artist and producer Pharrell Williams to curate the most extensive and unique soundtrack compilation in NBA 2K franchise history for NBAŽ 2K15, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*. The partnership brings together one of music’s most creative minds with one of the most successful entertainment properties of the last decade.

“It was a cool experience. I tried to curate songs that were diverse but yet still proved to be motivational to gamers,” said Pharrell. “It was important to me that the music complemented the on-court action of NBA basketball in NBA 2K15. I hope everyone enjoys it.”

A renowned visionary across music, fashion, and design, Pharrell has served as a pop-culture force since his days as a founding member of N.E.R.D and the Neptunes to his latest venture with multi-media creative collective i am OTHER. His work includes producing tracks for some of the biggest albums of the decade, such as Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” and Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange,” as well as hit singles "Happy," “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk.

“Pharrell’s passion and reputation as a visionary producer and expertise from working with the NBA will be evident in the largest and most eclectic NBA 2K soundtrack ever,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “We really listened to our fans’ feedback on how we could improve their experience from a music standpoint, and we’re confident Pharrell’s collaboration in NBA 2K15 will impress players as much as it’s impressed us.”

Pharrell’s soundtrack selections will be revealed later this summer. Follow @NBA2K on Twitter and use the hashtag #YourTimeHasCome for the latest NBA 2K15 news.

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K15 is not yet rated by the ESRB. NBA 2K15 is scheduled for release on October 7 in North America, and on October 10 internationally for the PlayStationŽ3 and PlayStationŽ4 computer entertainment systems, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Windows PC.

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# 1 tsbmolina @ 07/15/14 08:31 AM
Very cool indeed!
 
# 2 thedream2k13 @ 07/15/14 08:31 AM
Cool I guess
 
# 3 jayman504 @ 07/15/14 08:36 AM
Juuuuussttt When I though I heard the last of 'Cause I'm Happppyyy" lol
 
# 4 Geolink @ 07/15/14 08:39 AM
Seriously had to look up the definition to curate.
 
# 5 STLRams @ 07/15/14 08:55 AM
Fan or not Pharrell Williams puts in work and puts out good music for himself and ALOT of music artist. Nice choice 2K!
 
# 6 JazzMan @ 07/15/14 09:05 AM
I'll take it, Pharrell is awesome.
 
# 7 tril @ 07/15/14 09:08 AM
good choice.
 
# 8 Clappington @ 07/15/14 09:12 AM
Good choice as long as he doesn't put "Happy" in the soundtrack and can we please get mroe than 13 songs gets a little annoying hearing the same damn songs over and over and over.
 
# 9 Mauer4MVP @ 07/15/14 09:14 AM
If "Happy" is on it, I will not buy the game.
 
# 10 49UNCFan @ 07/15/14 09:17 AM
People act like u can't turn it off! Enough with the crying

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# 11 JerzeyReign @ 07/15/14 09:19 AM
If he puts Happy on there I will flip. Hopefully, he puts more Pusha on it.

Sidenote: Why does 2K pay these big music guys to come in but won't pay a legend to be put into a game?

Sidenote #2: I really don't like this cover. I think it should look like this:

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# 12 King_B_Mack @ 07/15/14 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JerzeyReign
If he puts Happy on there I will flip. Hopefully, he puts more Pusha on it.

Sidenote: Why does 2K pay these big music guys to come in but won't pay a legend to be put into a game?

Sidenote #2: I really don't like this cover. I think it should look like this:

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Exactly what legend have they not payed to be in a game? I'm curious to see who this person or persons are.
 
# 13 grodbetatted @ 07/15/14 09:51 AM
So it's going to be a very commercialized track like the jay z track was. Wish they would get less hyped artist or dj because they usually get better songs that aren't commercial
 
# 14 Clappington @ 07/15/14 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Gilley
I think it's almost a guarantee "Happy" will be in the game. If you don't like it, you can always turn it off.
Oh I know I could do that, I did that with blur lines as soon as I got 2k, limited 2k14 short play list even more, if it is on the game at least have a good amount of songs on the playlist.
 
# 15 WaddupCouzin @ 07/15/14 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by XxJustAguessxX
Why..........why......I don't get it. Hire a DJ who specifically does hip hop and basketball related music. I hate 2k14 soundtrack it's so not a basketball soundtrack, who wants pharrell on here, they feminizing the game.
You obviously don't know Pharrell's track record, let me give you a youtube assignment, view anything from the CLIPSE (Grindin)and Superthug from NORE. Then report back to me. I don't think the entire soundtrack will be like that but let's not act like Pharrell can bring heat, stop it.
 
# 16 gluecows @ 07/15/14 10:07 AM
Happy about Pharell making the soundtrack and the fact that it will be the largest soundtrack to date but if "Happy" is a song in 2k I WILL stab myself in the ears with the 2k15 disc. I can't listen to that song anymore
 
# 17 spankdatazz22 @ 07/15/14 10:09 AM
Ah, this thread will be entertaining - it's early and hasn't disappointed so far

Personally I like the music choice; Pharrel's one of the more talented and respected young artists/producers out there. He's produced for quite a few artists across genres so I think the soundtrack will be pretty diverse.

The cover shot of Durant I'm okay with, but thought they could've used a better action shot - or perhaps something showing more emotion (this means they've removed player emotion from the game!!! /sarcasm). Not a big deal either way

As far as people dissing the soundtrack ALREADY - it's expected. 2K had Kurtis Blow's old school "Basketball" for 2K12 and there were people around here hating on that. Not much 2K can do to appease some people at this point
 
# 18 DIRK41NOWITZKI @ 07/15/14 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by spankdatazz22
Ah, this thread will be entertaining - it's early and hasn't disappointed so far

Personally I like the music choice; Pharrel's one of the more talented and respected young artists
I wouldn't call him young, he's like 40.


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# 19 JODYE @ 07/15/14 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by XxJustAguessxX
Come on man, you know pharrell will have no music like that on the soundtrack. They will be stupid pop music to reach a more global crowd instead of the hardcore fan, nba live soundtrack is great.
Just like NBA 2k13 was pop?

I can almost guarantee that Grindin' in some capacity will be included. Whether it be the song or the instrumental.
 
# 20 spankdatazz22 @ 07/15/14 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DIRK41NOWITZKI
I wouldn't call him young, he's like 40.


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Really!? Wow, didn't know. I didn't think he was in his mid-20's but didn't think he was 40 either. Oh well, he looks young - and young can be relative
 

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