News: Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nas & More Chosen For EA Sports Soundtracks

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nas and more have been selected to appear on the upcoming EA Sports soundtracks for Madden NFL, NBA Live and FIFA 10.

Rap newcomer B.o.B. has also been chosen to appear in next month's Madden 2010 title.

Madden 2010: 2Pac's "Can't C Me," Beastie Boys' "Sabotage," Cypress Hill's "Get 'Em Up," Kid Rock's "I Am The Bullgod," Nas & Diddy's "Hate Me Now" and Public Enemy's "Shut Em Down." (Hits Daily Double)

Kanye West associate 88 Keys has also landed a spot on NBA Live 2010, which is set to drop this fall.

NBA Live 2010: 88 Keys & Colin Munroe's "Wake Up Call," Afrika Bambaataa & Mickey Factz' "Zulu!", David Banner's "S.P.I.T.," De La Soul's "La La La," Dead Prez's "Still Bigga Than," Grand Puba's "Get It," Mos Def & Talib Kweli's "History," Pete Rock's "When I Need It," Murs' "We Ballin'," Snoop Dogg's "Lodi Dodi," Wale & Jazmine Sullivan's "World Tour," Wyclef Jean's "Ballin'," Xzibit's "Fanatic" and 2Pac's "All Eyez On Me." (STL Today)

The upcoming FIFA 2010 release will primarily focus on international artists.

FIFA 2010: Wyclef Jean's "MVP," Matt & Kim & De La Soul's "Troublemaker Remix," Tommy Sparks' "She's Got Me Dancing," The Whitest Boy Alive's "1517," Zap Mama's "Vibrations," Bomba Estereo's "Fuego," Afrobots' "Favela Rock" and Alex Metric's Head Straight." (Punk News)

EA's announcement was released this week and placed emphasis on focusing the spotlight upon mainstream artists.

"Each EA Sports game is unique to every gamer that picks up the controller, we wanted to make sure the music matched each of those unique experiences," said Steve Schnur, Electronic Arts' Worldwide Executive for Music and Marketing. "With the big songs and huge bands in Madden NFL, bringing back the soul of the game to NBA Live, tapping into the hard hitting metal tracks of NHL and the international flavor of FIFA, this year's EA Sports soundtrack line up aligns with each of the game's unique styles." (Business Wire)
Check out this video of Snoop on Sports Center giving his favorite NBA plays:

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