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Posted Oct 9th, 2008 (10:55 am) by Visitor

2K are well known in choosing the hottest bands for their game soundtracks and I was thrilled to hear that not only have they chosen to include The Bloody Beetroots this time but also Santogold to join well known artists like the Beastie Boys, Dangerdoom and Gnarls Bakley.

Sadly The Bloody Beetroots didn't add anything to the 2K Press release on their blog nor did Santogold (who is due to perform tomorrow night in San Diego, California at House Of Blues with Mates of State, Alice Smith, Low vs Diamond) mention it on her blog.

However Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks of The Cool Kids had the following to say “Video games are an important part of culture and our lifestyle. For years we’ve been playing games, and but have never been inspired by the songs in them, When 2K Sports presented us with an opportunity to create an original song for NBA 2K9, we knew we had to create a song that embodied the sport of basketball. We had to make kids everywhere appreciate the song as much as the game.”

Along with special The Cool Kids integration, NBA 2K9 will include in-game character likenesses of other past and present 2K music artists including ?uestlove (from The Roots), DJ Steve Aoki, Aceyalone, the legendary Bobbito Garcia, and Phife Dawg (from A Tribe Called Quest).

The track listing includes the following Artists:

  1. Beastie Boys - Root Down
  2. Blackwizard - Dem Nah Ready fe We
  3. Blockhead - Duke Of Hazzard
  4. Bloody Beetroots - Mac Mac
  5. Dangerdoom - Sofa King
  6. Dawn Penn - You Don’t Love Me (Extended Mix)
  7. DJ Rasta Root - RootZilla Beez
  8. DJ UNK - In Yo Face *exclusive*
  9. Gnarls Barkley - Going On
  10. Jamalski - That Undaground (Remix)
  11. Mochipet - Sharpdrest
  12. Mommy and Daddy - Pretty Loser
  13. Money Mark - Silly Putty
  14. N.E.R.D. - Spaz
  15. Nickodemus - Funky In The Middle
  16. Santogold feat. Switch & Freq Nasty – Creator
  17. Skeewiff - Light the Fuse
  18. Spank Rock & Benny Blanco - Loose (inst.)
  19. The Brand New Heavies - Jump ‘N’ Move
  20. The Cool Kids - 2K Pennies *exclusive*
  21. The Heavy - Coleen
  22. The Limp Twins - Moving Closer to The Sofa
  23. The Meters - Cissy Strut
  24. The Pharcyde - Passing Me By
  25. Ursula 1000 - Step Back (Deekline & Ed Solo Remix)

I'm sure you can't wait (I know I couldn't!) to listen to the complete track listing just go to www.2ksports.com/beats/games/nba2k9 and enjoy!

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