Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has been announced as an executive producer of NBA 2K13.  Not only has Jay-Z personally selected the game’s 24-song soundtrack, but he’s also been helping 2K designers craft the overall look and feel of the game’s presentation.

“This has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with 2K Sports and be a part of one of the best sports video games in history,” said Jay-Z of the announcement. “NBA 2K13 will be the next evolution in sports and basketball culture, and I’m ready to usher in the new era of the franchise.”

Here's the NBA 2K13 soundtrack as selected by Jay-Z:

• The Hours: “All in the Jungle” 
• Too Short: "Blow the Whistle" (Main) 
• Eric B. and Rakim: “I Ain’t No Joke” 
• Phoenix: “1901” 
• Jay-Z: “Pump it Up” (Freestyle) 
• Puff Daddy and the Family: “Victory” (feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes) 
• Daft Punk: “Around the World" (Radio Edit) 
• Santigold: “Shove It” (feat. Spank Rock) 
• Kanye West: “Amazing” 
• Jay-Z: “Run This Town” 
• The Dirty Projectors: “Stillness in the Move” 
• Nas: “The World is Yours” 
• Coldplay: “Viva La Vida” 
• Roy Ayers: “We Live in Brooklyn, Baby” 
• Justice: “Stress” 
• Jay-Z: “The Bounce” 
• Kanye West: “We Major” (feat. Nas & Really Doe) 
• Mobb Deep: “Shook Ones, Pt. II” 
• Meek Mill: “Ima Boss” (Instrumental) 
• Kanye West: “Mercy” (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz) 
• U2: “Elevation” 
• Jay-Z: “On to the Next One” 
• Jay-Z: “Public Service Announcement” 
• Jay-Z: “H.A.M.” (Instrumental)

Sample some of the soundtrack at