Pharrell: Girls Will Help Pick The Music For NBA 2K15

(AllHipHop News) Pharrell claims it’s impossible for him to be a feminist but he’s all about equality of the genders…even on basketball video games. Today (July 15th) Pharrell was announced as the music curator of 2KSports’ upcoming NBA 2K15 and explains how the female influence will be hard to miss.

The music of the past two iterations of NBA 2K15 have been curated by Lebron James and Jay Z, having a predominately Hip Hop focus. According to Complex, Pharrell admits to not necessarily knowing what a crossover is or how to do one, Pharrell states that sports games are heavily influenced by females, even if they are simply spectating:

There are girls that play the game and there’s a lot of girls that are around it because their boyfriends play it or their friends play it. So I thought it’d be such an interesting twist to have the girls weigh in on the song list, because they’re the ones that listen to it, they listen to it just as much. So I was just trying to pick like an alternative approach, you know, because how do you follow up like LeBron and Jay?

Pharrell admits that on the cover of N.E.R.D’s debut album In Search Of, band member Shay was playing a basketball game. He later states that Lebron James leaving the Miami Heat to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers hurt, but he understands the decision:

But I get it, you know, I understand. You know, that’s where he’s from. It’s always like a… coming home is a big thing for anyone. It’s going out and done it. You know, he went out and proved something.

No word on which songs will make the soundtrack or how many songs will be featured. NBA 2K15 is slated to be released on October 7th.

  • Eli Pinilla

    I’ll be playing this on mute….

    • brotha_man




  • Reazonero

    If he’s saying that he will only ask women what songs should go on there, then I don’t know if that’s a good idea. They do attend alot of sporting events, but men are the majority of the people who are buying and playing the video game. I know ur still trying to capitalize off of ur album which is named GIRL, but ur trying to be too alternative with this idea.
    follow me on twitter @reazonero

  • J.C.

    love pharrell but this ain’t WNBA 2K15

  • HipHop1980

    90’s hip hop all day!

  • brotha_man

    I can see it now nothing but iggy, nicki, and drake. shm

    • Eli Pinilla

      I was just about to reply that to you lol

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  • TruthSerum

    Like it isn’t enough that every radio station playlist in the world is geared towards females, now we’re gonna let them choose the soundtrack to an NBA video game. I don’t care what Pharrell says, I want to see an official demographics report on 2Ksports gamers and see how big the percentage of females who play these things really is. My money says less then 20%.

    This society is nothing but simps now. Like you gotta cater everything in your life around a female.

    “Honey, look, they have the new rihanna song on Modern Warfare, you can listen to Nicki while I sniper rifle people to death!!!!”


  • ebonyhud

    Well speaking on the demographic of the game, I think that women would purposely pick songs right for the type of game. These comments are so sexist. It would be like if they asked black males what songs to use for a Mario cart soundtrack for their children lol. Pretty sure they wouldn’t recommend cheif keef no matter their seeming demographic. Context guys, not gender.

  • Cream

    Some Nas would be nice