NBA 2K9 Soundtrack/Song-List

2K Sports released NBA 2K9 in 2008. The soundtrack kept the tradition of eclectic and pre-breakthrough music alive with a mix of standards with up-and-coming artists. N.E.R.D, Santogold, Gnarls Barkley, The Pharcyde, and Beastie Boys all made the cut. An exclusive track by DJ UNK, along with an original recording by The Cool Kids titled "2K Pennies," adds extra flair to the NBA 2K9 soundtrack.

"Every year our NBA 2K soundtrack features music innovators that push boundaries in the same way our franchise does," said Tim Rosa, director of brand and lifestyle marketing at 2K Sports, in a press release. “With NBA 2K9 we’re continuing the tradition with The Cool Kids representing our deepest music integration. They appeared in the game’s NBA Blacktop streetball mode, and performed on the 2K Sports Bounce Tour.

Screenshot from NBA 2K9 game

“Video games are an important part of culture and our lifestyle. For years we’ve been playing games, but have never been inspired by the songs in them,” said Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks of The Cool Kids. “When 2K Sports presented us with an opportunity to create an original song for NBA 2K9, we knew we had to create a song that embodied the sport of basketball. We had to make kids everywhere appreciate the song as much as the game.”

The Song List

  • Beastie Boys - Root Down
  • Blackwizard - Dem Nah Ready fe We
  • Blockhead - Duke Of Hazzard
  • Bloody Beetroots - Mac Mac
  • Dangerdoom - Sofa King
  • Dawn Penn - You Don’t Love Me (Extended Mix)
  • DJ Rasta Root - RootZilla Beez
  • DJ UNK - In Yo Face **
  • Gnarls Barkley - Going On
  • Jamalski - That Undaground (Remix)
  • Mochipet - Sharpdrest
  • Mommy and Daddy - Pretty Loser
  • Money Mark - Silly Putty
  • N.E.R.D. - Spaz
  • Nickodemus - Funky In The Middle
  • Santogold feat. Switch & Freq Nasty – Creator
  • Skeewiff - Light the Fuse
  • Spank Rock & Benny Blanco - Loose (inst.)
  • The Brand New Heavies - Jump ‘N’ Move
  • The Cool Kids - 2K Pennies **
  • The Heavy - Coleen
  • The Limp Twins - Moving Closer to The Sofa
  • The Meters - Cissy Strut
  • The Pharcyde - Passing Me By
  • Ursula 1000 - Step Back (Deekline & Ed Solo Remix)