NBA 2K22 is still just over a month away, and we're finally learning which major artists will be included in this year's soundtrack.
While the core gameplay is key, having perfect music behind it can make all the difference, and here's everything we know so far about the NBA 2K22 soundtrack.
NBA 2K22 soundtrack artists revealed
NBA 2K22 will be yet another installment in a series that has always tried to stay ahead of the curve, and that includes embracing the connection between basketball and hip hop.
We finally know some of the names in this year's soundtrack, and here are the artists revealed so far:
- Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A.
- Metro Boomin ft. Gunna
- SAINt JHN ft. Future
- Pi'erre Bourne
- The Game
- Gunna ft. Young Thug
- Blxst ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Saweetie ft. Doja Cat
- Freddie Gibbs
- People Under the Stairs
- The Lamonts
- Migos ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again
- Dreamville with EARTHGANG & J. Cole
- Bishop Nehru ft. MF Doom
- Jordan Lyles
- Boldy James & The Alchemist
- Jack Harlow
- Juice WRLD
- Mick Jenkins
In addition to the main soundtrack lineup, NBA 2K22 has a partnership with record label United Masters, and a handful of up and coming artists will also be featured.
Here are the up and coming United Masters artists:
- Kay Eye
- Eriq Trilly
- Pascall ft. Ezro
- Sak Pase ft. Keenan the First
- Jay Morris
Soundtrack to integrate with Seasons and receive new releases
On top of the all-star lineup on the soundtrack this year, we've learned that their new Seasons feature will include updates and integration with the soundtrack.
Seasons have existed in the past as a theme for MyTEAM that changed over time, but it looks like NBA 2K22 is expanding that to affect the whole game this year.
Seasons will change periodically, potentially with a similar frequency to the six week average for seasons in MyTEAM, and each new season will continue to add to this year's soundtrack.
Producer Series will let aspiring artists join the soundtrack
While the details on it are still a bit scarce, the following was included in the press release from 2K about the NBA 2K22 soundtrack:
"This year also introduces brand-new ways for aspiring artists to become a part of the NBA 2K series music experience. The all-new Producer Series will integrate a Beats Pack into the game and create an opportunity for the community to record their best verses over the beats and showcase their talent. More details on the Producer Series and even more ways aspiring artists can be involved in the NBA 2K soundtrack which will be unveiled closer to launch."
It's an exciting opportunity for any aspiring artists, up and coming names still trying to make their mark, or even fans who want to give the challenge a shot.
Song predictions for the final NBA 2K22 soundtrack
While we didn't get the full details on the soundtrack, specifically which songs will be included by these artists, there are a few that can be predicted for NBA 2K22.
While not a guarantee, the following songs seem likely based on the artist combos shown:
- FRANCHISE by Travis Scott feat. Young Thug & M.I.A.
- Space Cadet by Metro Boomin feat. Gunna
- Roses Remix by SAINt JHN feat. Future
- DOLLAZ ON MY HEAD by Gunna feat. Young Thug
- Chosen by Blxst feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga
- Best Friend by Saweetie feat. Doja Cat
- Need It by Migos feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again
- MEATHEAD by Bishop Nehru feat. MF Doom
- Wet by Sak Pase feat. Keenan The First
Again, these aren't yet confirmed as part of the soundtrack, but the artists listed definitely seem to point to these top options.