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‘NBA 2K15′ Soundtrack Features the Strokes, Lorde + More

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Pharrell Williams curates the soundtrack to the upcoming installment in the ‘NBA 2K‘ video game franchise and one thing is clear: he won’t be passing (over) the rock.

In addition to three of his own songs in the ‘NBA 2K15′ game set for release by 2K Sports on Oct. 7, Pharrell will also include 34 other cuts from a disparate team of artists including the Strokes, Lorde, the Black Keys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more. There will also be more hip-hop tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill and others. 2K Sports revealed the news in a tweet and the album is currently streaming on Spotify.

Williams tells Associated Press that he wanted the soundtrack to be diverse. “It was fun to include songs that I have always loved, like Strafe’s ‘Set It Off’ or A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Scenario,’” he says. “The eclectic mix makes for a really cool vibe.”

He’s not the first big name to curate the game’s soundtrack: Jay-Z served as executive producer in 2012 and LeBron James chose the songs for last year’s game, which sold more than 7 million copies.

Check out the game cover, the entire playlist and videos for a couple of the songs on the soundtrack below:

Tracklist:
A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Scenario’
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – ‘Planet Rock’
Basement Jaxx – ‘Hot ’n Cold’
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘River Styx’
Busta Rhymes – ‘Dangerous’
Clipse – ‘Grindin’’
Death from Above 1979 – ‘Romantic Rights’
Depeche Mode – ‘Personal Jesus’
Junior – ‘Mama Used to Say’
Lauryn Hill – ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’
Lorde – ‘Team’
Major Lazer ft. Pharrell Williams – ‘Aerosol Can’
Missy Elliott – ‘On & On’
No Doubt – ‘Spiderwebs’
OneRepublic – ‘Love Runs Out’
Pharrell Williams – ‘Hunter’
Pharrell Williams – ‘Can I Have It Like That’
Pharrell Williams – ‘How Does It Feel?’
Public Enemy – ‘Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)’
Ratatat – ‘Seventeen Years’
Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Suck My Kiss’
Santigold – ‘Creator’
Snoop Dogg – ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’
Strafe – ‘Set It Off’
The Black Keys – ‘Everlasting Light’
The Rapture – ‘House of Jealous Lovers’
The Strokes – ‘Under Cover of Darkness’

Next: U2, Coldplay + More on 'NBA 2K13' Soundtrack

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