Pharrell is teaming up with the world's best-selling basketball video game franchise as a music curator.
2K Sports announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning performer chose 27 tracks for the soundtrack of the
upcoming "NBA 2K15." He's the second music performer to select songs for the popular video game, following
Jay Z who served as executive producer in 2012. LeBron James picked out songs for last year's installment that
sold 7 million copies.
Pharrell said in a statement to The Associated Press that he wanted to create an "eclectic mix" of songs. Three
of his songs are featured on the soundtrack including "Hunter," ''Can I Have It Like That" and "How Does It Feel?"
Another song Pharrell will be featured on is Major Lazer's "Aerosol Can." The soundtrack will also include songs from Lauryn Hill,
One Republic, Snoop Dogg, Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Missy Elliott, Junior, Basement Jaxx, Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force,
Clipse, Death from Above 1979, No Doubt, Public Enemy, Ratatat, Santigold, The Black Keys, The Rapture, The Strokes, Strafe,
Depeche Mode and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
"Pharrell's creative energy and background with the NBA — his performance at the All-Star game for example — was
part of our decision in partnering with him to shape a new entertainment experience in this year's title," said Alfrie Brody,
vice president of marketing for the video game.
The game is expected to go on sale October 7. SOURCE
Lisa Black, Deanese Williams-Harris and Carlos Sadovi, Chicago Tribune
Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of
school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling.
Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in the event’s 85-year history,
the shooting of two teenagers just off the parade's main route sent some families running for cover
and left others angry that this longtime African-American tradition had been violated.