Popular video game publisher Electronic Arts
announced this past Friday that the soundtrack to its "NBA Live 2003," has been
certified platinum, making it the best selling video game soundtrack ever.
The soundtrack, featuring Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes, was released last October,
packaged along with the game on a separate CD. Sales of the basketball game
have reached 1.2 million, bolstering slumping record industry sales.
Next, EA will release "Def Jam Vendetta" a Mortal Kombat-esque fighting game
that features 10 artists from the hip-hop flagship label. Newly signed Def Jam
artist Ghostface Killah and budding superstar Joe Budden will join marquee names
Redman, Method Man and Ludacris on the roster.
Noticeably absent from the game is LL Cool J,
whose contractual obligations with Def Jam were fulfilled with the released
of his album "10."
Fans can expect the video game to hit April 1.