Two previously unreleased songs by Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard are going to be featured on the NBA 2K21 soundtrack.
Last month, it was revealed that Lillard was going to be the cover athlete for 2K21 on current-gen consoles, like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Zion Williamson is the cover athlete for the next-gen versions of 2K21, which will be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at a later date.
2K said that new music will be added to the next-gen version of 2K21, bringing the total number of songs from 52 to a whopping 202.
The 2K21 soundtrack features songs from popular artists like The Weekend, Lil Baby, and The Strokes, as well as new music from Damian Lillard, penned under the name Dame D.O.L.L.A.
“To be on the cover alone is a big deal to me, but to be on the cover and also have my music be a part of the game is a huge accomplishment as well. Personally, I’ve been introduced to new artists, songs and genres that I might hear on the radio, but I heard it first on NBA 2K,” Lillard said.
Vice President of Global Marketing for NBA 2K Alfie Brody also spoke on the importance of music in 2k.
“Music has always been an integral part of NBA 2K, and each year we strive to expand our approach to the players’ in-game experience. This year we’re able to bring the soundtrack to completely new heights with a highly-curated track list powered by next-gen technology and a cover athlete in Damian Lillard who’s adding unreleased tracks; together embodying the NBA 2K21 theme – Everything is Game.”
NBA 2k21 releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 4, while the soundtrack is available to listen to now on Spotify.