Jay-Z is Named Executive Producer of NBA 2K13

And just when you thought you’d heard it all, it’s been announced that music mogul Jay-Z is the executive producer of upcoming basketball title NBA 2K13.

Jay-Z will most notably be the soundtrack curator of the game, also overseeing everything from gameplay to aesthetics. The soundtrack will include artists such as Daft Punk, Kanye West, Nas, and Jay-Z himself.

Jay-Z issued a statement today citing his excitement for the game and expressing his hope for NBA 2K13 to be “the next evolution of sports video games” and saying he’s ready to “usher in the new era of the franchise.”

For a complete listing of the soundtrack, visit Official Xbox Magazine Online.