"Happy" and "Blurred Lines" pop star, Pharrell Williams, got to play deejay for this year's NBA 2K15. As expected, it skews toward hip hop and funk, but sprinkles pop and rock into the mix.
Pharrell gets three of his own tracks on there, plus a couple guest spots because 2013's so-called Year of Pharrell is still going strong. Fortunately, most of his tracks reach back to his mid-2000's era when he kicked off his solo career—back before he saturated every track in his insufferable falsetto.
Including tracks like Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" (1991) and Public Enemy's "Shut 'Em Down" (1992) are nods towards the music of Pharrell's early career, while dubious selections like Strafe's 10-minute "'the original' Set It Off" (2006) and Junior's "Mama Used to Say" (1982) still prove that Pharrell has a wild card or two still in him.
Full track list after the jump.
NBA 2K15 hits PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One, and PC on October 7.
A Tribe Called Quest — Scenario
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force — Planet Rock
Basement Jaxx — Hot 'n Cold
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — River Styx
Busta Rhymes — Dangerous
Clipse — Grindin'
Death from Above — 1979 Romantic Rights
Depeche Mode — Personal Jesus
Junior — Mama Used to Say
Lauryn Hill — Doo Wop (That Thing)
Lorde — Team
Major Lazer featuring Pharrell Williams — Aerosol Can
Missy Elliott — On & On
No Doubt — Spiderwebs
OneRepublic — Love Runs Out
Pharrell Williams — Hunter
Pharrell Williams — Can I Have It Like That
Pharrell Williams — How Does It Feel?
Public Enemy — Shut 'Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Ratatat — Seventeen Years
Red Hot Chili Peppers — Suck My Kiss
Santigold — Creator
Snoop Dogg — Drop It Like It's Hot
Strafe — Set It Off
The Black Keys — Everlasting Light
The Rapture — House of Jealous Lovers
The Strokes — Under Cover of Darkness