Xzibit First Music Artist To Grace Cover Of EA Sports Video Game

Xzibit has landed

the cover of Electronic Arts’ NFL Street 2 with All-pro New York Giants

tight end Jeremy Shockey.


cover marks the first time a music artist has been featured on the front of

an EA Sports video game title.

The rapper provides

extensive voiceovers for the game and teaches gamers the rules of street football

in the game.

"If it wasn’t

for the kind of street football played in NFL Street 2, I would not be where

I am today," Shockey said. "This is how most NFL players started their

careers and now you can play at a new level, an-all new high flying football

game with incredible wall moves and new modes."

Dubbed “the

Rucker Park of the football scene,” players square off on a half-dirt,

half-grass fenced in field, surrounded by high-rise projects.

Online play, additional

gameplay modes and interaction with the walls are among the new features of

NFL Street 2.

“Our goal

with NFL Street 2 was to make the gameplay of the first version of NFL Street

obsolete,” said Jason Barnes, designer of NFL Street 2. “To do this,

we needed to add new gameplay features and improve on the original. Once we

got the wall catches up and running, we knew we had added something unique and

fun to football gaming.”

In related news,

Xzibit will host MTV’s 11th Annual MTV Europe Awards in Rome tonight (November


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