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NBA 2K21 Soundtrack Revealed - Current-Gen Soundtrack Features 52 Songs, Next-Gen Features 202

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NBA 2K21 Soundtrack Revealed - Current-Gen Soundtrack Features 52 Songs, Next-Gen Features 202

NBA 2K21 has revealed their in-game soundtrack, featuring two new unreleased tracks from NBA 2K21 current-gen cover athlete Damian ‘Dame D.O.L.L.A.’ Lillard. Those two tracks will debut exclusively in the game. Fans can listen to the NBA 2K21 soundtrack on Spotify.

“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 Damian Lillard, NBA superstar and cover athlete for NBA 2K21 on current-gen platforms. “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.”

While the current-gen version of NBA 2K21 will launch with 52 songs on September 4, the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 will feature 202 tracks at launch. Afterwards, the next-gen soundtrack will receive dynamic updates throughout the year with new songs, spanning across hip-hop, R&B, electronic, pop and rock, to curate what will be one of the largest soundtracks ever in a sports video game.

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“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,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing for NBA 2K. “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.”

NBA 2K21 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Google Stadia on September 4. NBA 2K21 will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as a launch title this holiday.

This year, NBA 2K21 will offer two editions of the game on digital and physical formats – standard and a special Mamba Forever Edition. NBA 2K21 will be available for $59.99 on current-generation platforms; the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version of NBA 2K21 will be available for $69.99.

NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition will be available for $99.99 for both current and next-generation platforms. It includes dual-access where purchasing Mamba Forever Edition on either current or next-generation platforms, provides a copy of the standard edition game on the other generation at no additional cost, within the same console generation. A full breakdown of pre-order details is available at https://nba.2k.com/.

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  1. Hustle Westbrook
    They put Dior and Gatti on the soundtrack so I’m good.

    I haven't listened to too much Pop Smoke, but I really liked Dior and was glad to see it on there.
    The Madden soundtracks have been awful for almost a decade now, with the last decent one being Madden 12 way back on the 360 / PS3.
    Even with the awful Madden soundtracks with new wave rap/trap/hip-hop/mumble songs, I could always count on 2k to bring out some good hits, even if they were unknown. Just about every hip hop songs on the older 2k's were pretty awesome too, about the only annoyance was having to listen to Santigold for 8 years straight lol.
    That ended in 2k19 & the soundtrack has been diluted & catered to nothing but teenagers now unfortunately.
    Having the Strokes is definitely a win, but the rest is real shaky.
    I think that when the soundtracks are revealed each year, that’s when I feel my age. I’m good with hip hop but I’m out in the cold on all of these tracks. Doesn’t bother me at all. Sometimes I find a few I like. Usually, I disable a lot.
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    modinidagr8
    I'm officially too damn old to relate. I listen to absolutely none of these dudes. And I LOVE hip hop.
    I'm getting old too, but I also think 2K's just shifted their soundtrack approach over the years. The sub-genres they're generally after these days remind me more of what NBA Live would usually piece together.
    For instance, I was young in 2005 but I still wasn't about Don Yute, will.i.am, Murphy Lee, and Lloyd Banks (Live 2005's soundtrack). 2K5 went a more underground route and I generally found it more variable and palatable (Del, RJD2, People Under the Stairs, Lyrics Born).
    Modern 2K seems to have understandably adopted Live's "What's hot at the moment" approach and I can't blame them for it. We always used to dream of 2K being the preeminent basketball video game back in the day (instead of the underdog) and here we are - the soundtracks they throw together now probably hit that popular market a bit harder.
    To 2K's credit, I think it was pretty cool that they added music midway through the year. There were so many songs in 2K21 that I was able to take 45 minutes and curate my own personal playlist (deleting a lot of music along the way) but almost none of it really hit me like some of the older 2K soundtracks used to (2K10 and 2K11 soundtracks come to mind too).
    Cowboyfan_19
    The Madden soundtracks have been awful for almost a decade now, with the last decent one being Madden 12 way back on the 360 / PS3.
    Even with the awful Madden soundtracks with new wave rap/trap/hip-hop/mumble songs, I could always count on 2k to bring out some good hits, even if they were unknown. Just about every hip hop songs on the older 2k's were pretty awesome too, about the only annoyance was having to listen to Santigold for 8 years straight lol.
    That ended in 2k19 & the soundtrack has been diluted & catered to nothing but teenagers now unfortunately.
    Having the Strokes is definitely a win, but the rest is real shaky.

    I thought the first couple of soundtracks after they re-introduced EA Trax (M16 and M17) were quite good. Good genre variety and quite a few relatively unknown artists. M18 and M20 weren't as good as the first two I mentioned but they still had a handful of solid tracks. M19's soundtrack was an absolute dud, though.
    A$AP Ferg, Wale, Denzel Curry, Travis Scott & possibly "Dame D.O.L.L.A." the only cats I can rock with.
    Most of these younger rappers suck, though. Thankfully, I have Spotify & don't have to listen to wack *** Youngboy NBA (who I'm shocked made it for legitimate reasons).
    Official HQ of Bills Backer/Spurs Nation
    Absolutely zero clue who any of those artists are. Then, Rap, Hip-hop and the like aren't my thing.
    What's a guy gotta do to get some country up in here!! ;-)
    Another year, another soundtrack muted.
    daveberg
    Absolutely zero clue who any of those artists are. Then, Rap, Hip-hop and the like aren't my thing.
    What's a guy gotta do to get some country up in here!! ;-)
    Another year, another soundtrack muted.

    To get some country? Probably not buy a basketball game 😂.
    Honestly though, I can't remember the last time a sports game had country.
    lakers24
    To get some country? Probably not buy a basketball game 😂.
    Honestly though, I can't remember the last time a sports game had country.

    Hhahaha, don't think I recall ever hearing anything like that in any sports game. :grin:
    On a serious note - you'd at least expect next gen consoles to have the ability to create your own in game soundtracks using your own music. I mean, just because someone likes hoops, doesn't automatically mean they'll love rap or hip hop, right?
    I'd so be rocking all the old school NBA music. Ahhh the memories......;-)
    daveberg
    Hhahaha, don't think I recall ever hearing anything like that in any sports game. :grin:
    On a serious note - you'd at least expect next gen consoles to have the ability to create your own in game soundtracks using your own music. I mean, just because someone likes hoops, doesn't automatically mean they'll love rap or hip hop, right?
    I'd so be rocking all the old school NBA music. Ahhh the memories......;-)
    Custom soundtracks was such a cool feature on XBox 360. People here at OS would create these awesome files for 2K, which allowed us to utilize authentic team sound effects and soundtracks (i.e. the Mario coin sound for a Chalmers three).
    And I know I can just play my music in my house somewhere when I use my XBox but something about it being directly integrated into the game made it so much cooler and 100 percent more fluid.
    VDusen04
    Custom soundtracks was such a cool feature on XBox 360. People here at OS would create these awesome files for 2K, which allowed us to utilize authentic team sound effects and soundtracks (i.e. the Mario coin sound for a Chalmers three).
    And I know I can just play my music in my house somewhere when I use my XBox but something about it being directly integrated into the game made it so much cooler and 100 percent more fluid.

    I hear you on that.
    I had an entire set of Chicago Stadium/United Center audio rips that I used in my PS3 2k days - my arena atmosphere was off the charts back then with the organ music playing whilst MJ and the Bulls went to work. Sorely miss that. As most know - classic team arenas are DEVOID of authentic audio now, and have been for years.
    Anyhow, that's a topic for another time.
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