NBA Live 15, the latest incarnation of the best-selling basketball video game franchise, is due out on Oct. 28, but the soundtrack to the EA Sports game has been unveiled on Tuesday morning (Oct. 14). The 26-song track list is highlighted by hip-hop and R&B stars like Jeezy, Jeremih, G-Eazy and Flatbush Zombies, which sits well with NBA Live 15 cover star Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers.
“I really like old-school hip-hop,” Lillard tells Billboard exclusively. “Most of the time when I hear really new stuff, it’s because somebody else put me on to it. I don’t really go searching for a lot of new stuff, but it’s a lot of up-and-coming artists that are on this soundtrack, so it’ll be good to put on to some new artists, instead of being so tapped into the old-school like I am.” Lillard, who sank an epic buzzer beater to close out Portland’s first-round series against the Houston Rockets last year, name-checks songs like “Born and Raised” by Smif N Wessun and “Still Dipset” by Federal Reserve featuring Cam’ron, A-Trak and Juelz Santana as soundtrack highlights.