August 1, 2012


Listen to Jay-Z's "NBA 2K13" Playlist

Dimitrios Kambouris
Dimitrios Kambouris

We were a little stymied on Monday to hear Jay-Z was being billed as executive producer on the upcoming video game NBA 2K13. What in the holy Hova does someone in that position do, exactly? We speculated it would involve jams (and an avatar of Jay sitting courtside for Brooklyn Nets games...), and sure enough the Jigga Man has turned out a playlist for the game already. Featuring Jay's famous friends Coldplay and U2, Daft Punk, Santigold, Illmatic-era Nas, Mobb Deep, little bro Kanye West, the Dirty Projectors and Phoenix, the collection looks great for playing imaginary or real basketball, or to just queue up and do whatever to. Seriously—nice work, Jay. Can we be mixtape buddies?

Listen to Jay-Z's NBA 2K13 playlist on Spotify.