CHERTSEY, UK., � September 13, 2005 � Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the 16 songs that make up the in-game music soundtrack for the multi-platinum basketball game, NBA LIVE 06. The song list delivers an eclectic mix of up-tempo beats and lyrics.
When players hit the court this Autumn, they can expect to hear music from the phenomenally popular The Black Eyed Peas as well as new track debuts from Q-Tip featuring Busta Rhymes, Fort Minor (led by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park), Jurassic 5, Tego Calder�n and exclusive tracks from Bishop Lamont featuring Chevy Jones, Chamillionaire, N.O.R.E. and Spider Loc. During gameplay, the beats have been created by the production team Da Riffs, who follow the success of Cool n Dre who produced the beats for NBA LIVE 2005 and Just Blaze who produced the beats for NBA LIVE 2004.
"With its rock, indie and latin influences, the music in NBA LIVE 06 is an unparalleled collection of songs that demonstrate the new sound of hip-hop," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA.
The complete song list includes:
Afu-Ra - God of Rap
Bishop Lamont featuring Chevy Jones - We Got Next **
Black Eyed Peas - My Style
Chali 2na featuring Anthony Hamilton - Don't Stop
Chamillionaire - Grind Time **
Fort Minor - Remember The Name
Jae Millz - Streetz Melting
Jurassic 5 - In The House
Lupe Fiasco - Tilted
M.I.A. - Bucky Done
N.O.R.E. featuring GemStar and Big Mato - Deportes EA **
Q-Tip featuring Busta Rhymes - For The Nasty
Spider Loc - Elementary **
Stat Quo - Like Dat
Tego Calder�n - Mil Cosas **
The Perceptionists - Let's Move
** Only available in NBA LIVE 06.
The in-game music soundtrack is a part of the EA SPORTSTM TRAX music initiative that EA debuted in 2001. The program is dedicated to bringing gamers the hottest music through EA's videogames.
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