NBA 2K12 Soundtrack List

A game soundtrack is very important when playing a basketball sim, it makes the whole experience complete and hip-hop and basketball have always been together like peanut butter and jelly. As noted by Jason Argent, 2K Sports’ Vice President of Marketing, emphasized the important of music is to NBA 2K series.

“Music has always been an integral part of our NBA 2K video games, as it further immerses players into the world of basketball and enhances their gaming experience,” Jason said. “It was important to us that the NBA 2K12 soundtrack was not only what you hear while navigating the menus, but also in real-life situations like pre-game highlight introductions and during timeouts, just as you would hear a song while at a game or watching on TV.”

This year NBA 2K12 soundtrack consists of old/new tunes from artist such as Kurtis Blow “Basketball” to Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ “Fast Lane”. Other artists’ featured on this soundtrack are Aceyalone, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Cee-Lo Green, plus original tracks from Freddie Gibbs, Alex K. and D.J.I.G – winners of the Duck Down contest and many others.

Below are the complete track list, 28 in-all. Hit the link to listen to some of them.

  • Eminem & Royce Da 5’9” – Fast Lane
  • Travis Barker featuring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes and Lil Jon – Let’s Go
  • CyHi Da Prynce – Sideways (2K Remix)
  • Kurtis Blow – Basketball
  • Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy
  • Machine Drum – Let It (edit Remix)
  • Aceyalone featuring Cee-Lo – Workin’ Man’s Blues
  • Freddie Gibbs – Look Easy (2K Original)
  • Chiddy Bang featuring Q-Tip – Here We Go
  • Zion I featuring Rebelution- Many Stylez
  • Duck Down All -Stars 2 – Shout The Winners Out (2K Original)
  • Middle Class Rut – New Low
  • Bassnectar – Cozza Frenzy
  • Ancient Astronauts – Still a Soldier
  • Alex K. and D.J.I.G. – Now’s My Time (2K Original)
  • See-I – Haterz
  • James Pants – We’re Through
  • Shinobi Ninja – Rock Hood
  • DELS – Shapeshift
  • Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay (instrumental)
  • Mr. Chop – Intermezzo 2 (instrumental)
  • Kid Mac featuring Mat McHugh – Hear You Calling
  • Thunderball – Make Your Move
  • The Freeze Tag – The Shuffle (instrumental)
  • The Death Set – It’s Another Day
  • Project Lionheart -They Come Back
  • Jamaica – By The Numbers
  • XV – Awesome
Here’s a bonus clip, Kurtis Blow Basketball music video, check it out.

About Anthony Lasala

When i'm not playing sports video games, you might spot me playing Yu Gi Oh 5DS on Xbox Live.


  1. kyisha

    Does anyone know who sings the opening song on the demo

    • Anthony Lasala

      Going to look and link the songs thru youtube. Brb

    • Anthony Lasala

      Great news kyisha, not only am I an insidesportsgeeks but also a hip-hop head (aka hip-hop geeks). To answer your q the track is called Shout the Winners Out from artists such as Skyzoo, Smif-N-Wessun & Pharoahe Monch (Duck Down All-Star 2).

  2. Anthony Lasala

    Looked at each tracks and there were some I didn’t find online, no music/video. I’m thinking it might be Freddie Gibbs, Looks Easy. Will get back to you with more info.

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