Pharrell Williams Chosen to Curate ‘NBA 2K15’ Soundtrack


Pharrell Williams has been named as curator of the soundtrack for NBA 2K15 and he couldn’t be happier that he was given the opportunity.

“It was something that I accepted, but I couldn’t believe my name got tossed in the hat for it, I’m honored,” Pharrell told reporters during a press conference in New York City for the new game.

Following in the footsteps of Jay Z and LeBron James who curated the soundtracks for the franchise’s previous two installments, Pharrell knows he has big shoes to fill.

“They know so much more about the sport than I do,” he said of Jay Z and LeBron. “I’m not screaming like touchdown, but after free throw, lay up and couple dunks … I know what a crossover is but don’t know how to do one.”

Knowing he need to take an alternative approach to successfully pull of this project, he gathered all the women from his staff and had them weigh in on the soundtrack.

“There are girls that play the game and there’s a lot of girls that are around it … so I thought it’d be such an interesting twist to have the girls weigh in on the song list, because they listen to it just as much,” he explained. “I tried to pick an alternative approach, because how do you follow up LeBron and Jay? I gotta take a different route. When we finished looking at the list, it felt right.”

Although the tracklist for the “NBA 2K15” soundtrack won’t be revealed until later this summer, Williams did let it slip that songs from System of a Down and Strafe made the cut.

“I’m tripping out that we get to put this music out,” said Williams of the “NBA 2K15” soundtrack. “This never happens — the system is never like that, where you look up and go ‘Wow, we just pulled that off.’ I’m pumped and excited.”

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