(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.