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Jay-Z Uses U2’s ‘Elevation’ On ‘NBA 2K13′ Video Game Soundtrack

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U2 have battled alongside Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (for 2001’s “Elevation” video) and written songs for Batman (“Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” from the Batman Forever soundtrack), but now the Irish rockers will help soundtrack an NBA video game – thanks to Jay-Z, oddly enough.

Their Grammy-winning single “Elevation” will be included in the upcoming NBA 2K13 video game, of which Jay-Z serves as executive producer. U2 serves as one of just a few rock bands on the NBA 2K13 soundtrack (besides Coldplay and a few indie rockers), with Jay-Z friends and collaborators like Kanye West leading the pack. Jay-Z himself provides three tracks.

Jay-Z’s connection with NBA 2K13 video game falls in line with his growing empire. The entertainment mogul serves as a minority owner for his hometown Brooklyn Nets.

Check out the complete soundtrack list below.

The Hours – “Ali in the Jungle”
Too Short – “Blow The Whistle (Main)”
Eric B. and Rakim – “I Ain’t No Joke”
Phoenix – “1901”
Jay-Z – “Pump It Up (Freestyle)”
Puff Daddy and the Family – “Victory” (feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes) 
Daft Punk – “Around the World (Radio Edit)”
Santigold – “Shove It” (feat. Spank Rock)
Kanye West – “Amazing” Jay-Z – “Run This Town”
The Dirty Projectors – “Stillness is the Move”
Nas – “The World is Yours”
Coldplay – “Viva La Vida”
Roy Ayers – “We Live in Brooklyn, Baby”
Justice – “Stress”
Jay-Z – “The Bounce”
Kanye West – “We Major” (feat. Nas & Really Doe)
Mobb Deep – “Shook Ones, Pt. II”
Meek Mill – “Ima Boss — Instrumental”
Kanye West – “Mercy” (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
U2 – “Elevation”
Jay-Z – “On to the Next One”
Jay-Z – “Public Service Announcement”
Jay-Z – “H.A.M. (Instrumental)”

- Jillian Mapes & Keith Murphy, CBS Local

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