Shaq auditions to be on NBA 2K15 Soundtrack

Friday July 25th, 2014

Perhaps one of the peripheral signs that aptly captures the rise of the NBA 2K series through the years -- it wasn't always the universally-acknowledged best sports game around; once upon a time it played second fiddle to NBA Live and even its own cousin, NFL 2K -- is the game's soundtrack.
I remember the 2K series starting on the Dreamcast with completely unknown musicians on its soundtrack, before slowly getting actual rappers that were of the B-list variety (Ace Hood in NBA 2K10, Lupe Fiasco way back in 2K7). 
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Then came Jay-Z as "executive producer" in 2K13, whose presence helped the franchise lure A-listers like Coldplay, Kanye West, Nas, and U2. The 2K series hasn't looked back since, with LeBron James using his influence to put together another star-studded music roster for 2K14.
For 2K15, the game has enlisted Pharrell's help, and seeing as how the producer/singer/rapper/songwriter has worked withalmost literally, every big name in the U.S. music industry, the 2K15 soundtrack is likely going to be the most star-studded yet. 
And the biggest -- physically speaking -- star of all wants on that soundtrack: Shaquille O'Neal.
Yes, Shaq wants to rap on the soundtrack. Now whether or not that'd be a good thing really depends on your music taste.

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