Soundtrack to Feature Run-DMC, Devo, Stone Roses and Exclusive J Dilla Collaborations with Common, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli and Madlib
New York, NY - September 24, 2007 - 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that NBA? 2K8 will feature original and exclusive tracks from the late legendary producer J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) with Common, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli and Madlib providing vocals. The in-game soundtrack will also include music that harkens back to the roots of hip-hop, as well as an eclectic mix of songs from other genres that complement the virtual hoops action.
As one of the music industry's most influential producers, J Dilla inspired many artists, including Common, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli and Madlib, all of whom he had previously collaborated with in some fashion. These artists were tapped to keep J Dilla's legacy alive because of their friendship and respect for this fallen talent. Now exclusively on the NBA 2K8 soundtrack, three J Dilla tracks will feature the lyrics of Common, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, and Madlib.
"J Dilla was one of the industry's greatest talents," said Q-Tip. "This recording is reflective of his legacy and of the wonderful body of work that he left behind."
The in-game soundtrack to NBA 2K8 introduces today's gamers to classic tracks from The Highlighters Band, Ernie and The Topnotes, Billy Ball&The Upsetters, and The Fabulous Jades. Rounding out the soundtrack are offerings from Quasimoto, Percee P, Run-DMC, Devo, Cut Chemist, Fishbone, Stone Roses and many more.
"For the NBA 2K8 soundtrack, we wanted to produce something diverse that bridges modern hip-hop with its rich heritage in funk and groove," said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports Director of Brand and Lifestyle Marketing. "In addition to showcasing some of J Dilla's finest and unreleased cuts with marquee artists like Common, Talib Kweli and Q-Tip, we've included a diverse group of artists whose music really captures the spirit of the game."
- <*>J Dilla feat. Madlib "The Official (2K8 Mix)"*> <*>J Dilla feat. Q-Tip&Talib Kweli "Lightworks"*> <*>J Dilla feat. Common "E=MC2"*> <*>Run-DMC "Sucka MC's"*> <*>Stone Roses "Fool's Gold"*> <*>Breakestra "Getcho Soul Together Pt. 2"*> <*>Fishbone "Skankin to the Beat"*> <*>Tommy Guerrero "Molotov Telegram"*> <*>Percee P "Throwback Rap Attack"*> <*>Quasimoto "Chrome Dreams"*> <*>Devo "Through Being Cool"*> <*>Quantic "When You're Through"*> <*>J. Rocc "Cold Heat Megamix"*> <*>Cut Chemist "Bunky's Pick"*> <*>Billy Ball&The Upsetters "Tighten Up Tighter"*> <*>The Highlighters Band "Funky 16 Corners"*> <*>A Guy Called Gerald "Hurry to Go Easy"*> <*>Sonic Trip "Energy Play"*> <*>Baron Zen "Turn Around (Peanut Butter Wolf Instrumental Mix)"*> <*>Finley Quaye "Ultra Stimulation"*> <*>G-Love&Special Sauce "Shooting Hoops"*> <*>Ernie&The Topnotes "Dap Walk"*> <*>The Fabulous Jades "Cold Heat"*>
NBA 2K8 is rated E for Everyone and will be available October 2, 2007 for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system. NBA 2K8 features exciting all-new play modes, defensive mechanics, off-ball controls, a radically improved franchise mode and an impressive set of other updated features.
For more game information, log onto www.2ksports.com/games/nba2k8
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Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation? game console, PlayStation?2 and PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment systems, PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system, Xbox? and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy? Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play; and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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