*Rapper. Singer. Producer. Now Pharrell Williams can add soundtrack contributor to his growing list of professional skills as the producer for the soundtrack of NBA 2K15.
With his new gig, Williams joins Jay Z, who produced the 2013 edition of the game with the inclusion of his live performances.
“It was a cool experience. I tried to curate songs that were diverse but yet still proved to be motivational to gamers,” the entertainer said in a press release. “It was important to me that the music complemented the on-court action of NBA basketball in NBA 2K15. I hope everyone enjoys it.”
William’s eclectic style was an asset to the soundtrack, according to 2K vice president of marketing Alfie Brody.
“Pharrell’s passion and reputation as a visionary producer and expertise from working with the NBA will be evident in the largest and most eclectic NBA 2K soundtrack ever,” he stated. “We really listened to our fans’ feedback on how we could improve their experience from a music standpoint, and we’re confident Pharrell’s collaboration in NBA 2K15 will impress players as much as it’s impressed us.”
Williams’ contribution to the NBA 2K15 soundtrack continues his relationship with the league. The “Happy” hitmaker was among the performers at this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend. In addition to announcing Williams’ participation in the soundtrack, NBA 2K15 reps released the cover artwork for the new game, which features the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant.
Check out the cover below:
NBA 2K15 is set to arrive in stores October 7th for PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.