Pharrell Williams Releases NBA 2K15 Soundtrack

 8-13-2014 12-54-48 PM

Few video game soundtracks are more anticipated than that of the NBA 2K series. Following legends like Jay Z and LeBron James, Pharrell Williams was chosen to curate this year’s NBA 2k15 soundtrack… and he didn’t disappoint.

When news emerged that Williams was going to be hand-picking the tracks, everyone knew it was going to be interesting. Shaq even addressed a public interest in being a part of the project. The soundtrack brings an eclectic vibe to hype its players with a mix of genres and styles that only Pharrell Williams could put together.

So what was the method behind his madness, you ask?

“There are girls that play the game and there’s a lot of girls that are around it because their boyfriends play it or their friends play it,” Williams said. “So I thought it’d be such an interesting twist to have the girls weigh in on the song list, because they’re the ones that listen to it, they listen to it just as much. So I was just trying to pick like an alternative approach, you know, because how do you follow up like LeBron and Jay?”

Maybe that explains how One Republic made it to the NBA soundtrack… what do you think? Listen to the songs via Spotify below:

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