NBA Elite 11 Soundtrack Created by 9th Wonder and J. Cole

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Posted September 20th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Though EA Sports has yet to release a detailed track list for NBA Elite 11 they have now announced the details behind the soundtrack for the game having gone away from the norm of featuring a number of artists. We’ve known for quite some time that 9th Wonder was composing the soundtrack but he, along with J. Cole, delivered every song that will be featured in the game.

Grammy Award Winning Producer and DJ, 9th Wonder, and Roc Nation star MC, J. Cole, have created the soundtrack for NBA Elite 11. The game will include a full soundtrack designed by 9th Wonder and title track “The Plan” by J. Cole. This is the first EA Sports NBA title to have a custom soundtrack that has been created solely by two artists.

“Being the first artist to throw down the full soundtrack for NBA Elite 11was pretty amazing,” says 9th Wonder. “I was able to mesh together the two things that I love in life, basketball and music.”

J. Cole, the first MC to be signed onto JAY-Z’s Roc Nation label, is on a path to becoming the next big name in the Hip Hop industry. Embarking on his passion for music at age 12, J. Cole draws inspiration from some of the biggest names in Hip Hop to create his own signature style. Currently recording and producing his first album under the Roc Nation label, the critically acclaimed Cole has already appeared on JAY-Z’s “The Blueprint 3” on the song fittingly titled “A Star is Born”.

“As a big sports video game fan, it’s an honor to be a part of EA SPORTS NBA ELITE 2011. I thank EA for trusting in me to create the game’s main song. I truly enjoyed the experience.”

For those familiar with 9th Wonder and J. Cole what do you think of a soundtrack having been completed by them? What do you think of this type of a soundtrack as opposed to the more traditional ones including a bunch of different artists? Leave any thoughts in the comments!

  • Hdfhfdfhdhd

    Absolutely amazing idea wasted on a completely trash game … I might have to actually get the game just to hear this .

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      I believe all the EA Sports soundtracks can be purchased on iTunes.
      http://www.ea.com/music

    • Amen_Ra

      Yeah man this piece of information lets me know someone at EA has some type of brain and ear to the street. That’s actually good to see/hear. Now maybe whoever it is can get them clowns to put Online Franchise in Madden you filthy bastards!!!!

    • Buck_Foston_

      Hdfhfdfhdhd. You haven’t even played the game.

      2K11 to me is a rehash of 2K9 like 2K10 was. I like 2K11′s better movement, it’s more natural especially on defense, but to me there is nothing that excites me with this version. 2K has Jordan Challenge, so does Elite 11. 2K has my player, so does Elite 11. Elite 11 has natural physics, 2K has more animations. 2K11 is improved, but it’s the same game in it’s core, not next gen. Elite has taken a step thru the Next Gen door. Pumped for the demo.

  • Hdfhfdfhdhd

    Absolutely amazing idea wasted on a completely trash game … I might have to actually get the game just to hear this .

  • Anonymous

    I think its a great idea to have someone of his caliber to craft the music for this game. The music will be fitted to its application. On the other hand I like when they have arena specific songs in the game like they have in NHL and Madden. It adds a definite sense of realism to hear the songs you would actually hear in an arena or stadium.

    Having never been to an NBA game before I am not sure if they play specific arena music but if they do it would be great to have that in the game as well. Of course nothing beats a good custom music editor like they have in MLB10:The show or custom tracks like in NCAA11 or NHL11.

    • Cd71323

      I feel 9th is going to be very limited in the songs that he can use and will hurt his ability. I think Madden and NHL have it right, but with how much each of those songs costs, compared to the unknown/barely known artists 2K and Live have had over the years is why Madden only has like 7 songs as their soundtrack.

      I still have yet to understand why all sports gaming companies (EA and 2K) can’t call up The Show and figure out how to do what they did. They have such a complex, yet amazing custom music idea and still put out the best sports game period. The ability to have songs start at certain points as well is so huge. Everytime I strike out someone at home, I’ve got Young Maceo’s “Hoe Sit Down” playing.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah absolutely Agree. MLB:the show are the KINGS when it comes to custom music.

        I so want this in NHL. I am using Metallicas “Enter Sandman” for my into music for the Islanders but it plays it from the start of the song so its kind of drowned out. I could have really used The Show’s editor to chop the song up.

    • Sdot

      @ DALEY ONLY PROBLEM I HAV WIT DIS

      IS 1 4 A WHILE NOW EA GMS (NOT JUS LIVE) N GENERAL HAV BIN SUMTHIN DAT INTRO’D ME 2 NU ARTIST / ARTIST I WOULD PROLLY NEVA LISTEN 2

      I HAV FOUND OUT ABOUT & BEGAN 2 LIKE SUCH ARTIST THRU HEARIN DEER SONGZ ON DA GM & LEARNIN DA WORDS

      WIT HAVIN JUS 1 RAPPER DOIN DA WHOLE SOUNDTRACK ITZ BOUND 2 GET REAL ANNOYIN REAL QUIK

      IMO BAD IDEA BY EA GOIN WIT JUS 1 PERSON

      • Quick Question Bro

        is it hard to type like that? like do you have to sit there and think about how you’re going to spell some words. just wondering

        • Sdot

          4 ME NAH BUT DEN AGAIN I BIN DOIN DIS SINCE H.S. DAYZ

  • Anonymous

    I think its a great idea to have someone of his caliber to craft the music for this game. The music will be fitted to its application. On the other hand I like when they have arena specific songs in the game like they have in NHL and Madden. It adds a definite sense of realism to hear the songs you would actually hear in an arena or stadium.

    Having never been to an NBA game before I am not sure if they play specific arena music but if they do it would be great to have that in the game as well. Of course nothing beats a good custom music editor like they have in MLB10:The show or custom tracks like in NCAA11 or NHL11.

  • C71323

    J. Cole is nice, but his mainstream stuff (what’s likely going to be on here) is garbage. 9th Wonder is nice too, but he’s going to be severely limited in the songs that he can use just to licensing issues. It’s a good idea, but not for a video game

    • Amen_Ra

      Good point…

  • C71323

    J. Cole is nice, but his mainstream stuff (what’s likely going to be on here) is garbage. 9th Wonder is nice too, but he’s going to be severely limited in the songs that he can use just to licensing issues. It’s a good idea, but not for a video game

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

    i dont get? so can we import custom music like fifa 11 will have?

  • Anonymous

    Pasta,

    Does it still look like tomorrow is a strong candidate for the demo?

    • Cd71323

      It will become a lot clearer tonight when the PSN updates early since it will be shut down tomorrow. You will likely know in about 2 hours if it’s out this week. For once the PS3 gets stuff before 360, that’s a surprise lol

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      We’ll know within the next two hours or so. PSN is updating this evening instead of tomorrow. If not tonight then its looking like next week (or maybe they get clearance to release it late this week which they have done with a few games in the past).

      • Sjjtitans33

        nba elite 11 demo coming midnight est. to psn

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  • Teenickelz

    the idea is crazy…but i’d rather a well balanced compilation….. it just works better IMO. what about the arena music?…. will it be all just 9th and .Cole? No other genres of music? that mite suck! and im a big hip hop fan……i wll check for the songs although im not picking up Elite this year.

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  • Kareemhclyburnva

    I love 9th so i’m excited it may turn out more like an album though with just J. Cole. Plus this is all a side show to me anyway I care about gameplay and game modes.

  • Stunnerko123

    Fuck J COle should have been on 2k

    • Anonymous

      I had a similar reaction when I found out that Snoop Dogg did a song for 2k especially since Loddi Doddi was in Live 10 last year. Does that make us fanboys then………ROTFLMAO :P

      • JR

        Grow up man

        • Anonymous

          It was meant as a joke dumbass hence the ” :P “. I apologize if you are too stupid to understand that. SMH.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

            Who says SMH????????

          • Bmgoff11

            a lot of people do

      • JR

        Grow up man

    • Anonymous

      I had a similar reaction when I found out that Snoop Dogg did a song for 2k especially since Loddi Doddi was in Live 10 last year. Does that make us fanboys then………ROTFLMAO :P

  • jonathan

    i’m a big fan of both (being from NC and all) and its a good idea, i just dont know how well it’ll work in a basketball game. ea is taking some HUGE risks this year

  • jusmegamer

    J Cole is a better than average rapper who may or may not ever really make it big. I think this is a good idea, not great though. I think 2K is on to something great with the idea of having competitions for spots on the soundtrack. They should move to all unsigned MC’s and producer’s next year. The soundtrack could basically be a mixtape for millions to play and hear.

  • http://twitter.com/shogunoflive Wynston Williams

    Best feature of the game so far lol

    • Anonymous

      Serioulsy, Am I like the only Elite fan on this Blog. Every elite thread is Me against the World. Even Pasta is throwing out barbs on Elite and he usually waits til he has actually played a game before he does that. LOL :D

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

        cuz elite looks like shit u dumbass

        • Anonymous

          If it looks like shit then why did you post that you wanted to see if BLM was good enough to warrant buying the game. Are you in the shit buying business?

          You are truly the dumbass here. SMH. BTW, nobody says Koolio when something is cool……..DORK.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

            Thank you daley for intelligent vocabulary you piece of raaaaaawww shit

          • Anonymous

            No other 35 year old man lurks online sports video game boards picking fights either dork.
            You are quite sad Daley, I still remember you saying the reason no one was defending Elite on here is because they all know it’s going to be a solid game.
            Riiiight, whatever helps you sleep…

          • Anonymous

            No other 35 year old man lurks online sports video game boards picking fights either dork.
            You are quite sad Daley, I still remember you saying the reason no one was defending Elite on here is because they all know it’s going to be a solid game.
            Riiiight, whatever helps you sleep…

    • Anonymous

      Serioulsy, Am I like the only Elite fan on this Blog. Every elite thread is Me against the World. Even Pasta is throwing out barbs on Elite and he usually waits til he has actually played a game before he does that. LOL :D

    • Anonymous

      Serioulsy, Am I like the only Elite fan on this Blog. Every elite thread is Me against the World. Even Pasta is throwing out barbs on Elite and he usually waits til he has actually played a game before he does that. LOL :D

    • Anonymous

      Serioulsy, Am I like the only Elite fan on this Blog. Every elite thread is Me against the World. Even Pasta is throwing out barbs on Elite and he usually waits til he has actually played a game before he does that. LOL :D

  • Mikeb

    Extreme talented artist, but he never hit on important issues in the community, smh at mainstream artist. Hope everything works out tho.

    • Prince Oochi

      Leads me to believe that you’ve never listened to J. Cole in his entirety. He’s probably one of the more conscious MC’s in the industry to date.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

    ATTENTION!!!!!! THE DEMO WILL BE OUT TONITE FOR PS3 AND TOMORROW MORNING FOR 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I win John….. :P Also you didn’t post a link. :( you lose twice……LOL

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

        WTF?!?!?!? its on operationsports u artart

        • Anonymous

          I meant i posted it here before you did so you basically are just reposting what I already posted. Come the fuck down dude. I am just clowning on you. SMH!!!!!!!!!!!

          It was on PS site before that.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

    ATTENTION!!!!!! THE DEMO WILL BE OUT TONITE FOR PS3 AND TOMORROW MORNING FOR 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    IT IS OFFICIAL: THE DEMO DROPS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/20/nba-elite-11-demo-available-tonight/

  • Anonymous

    IT IS OFFICIAL: THE DEMO DROPS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/20/nba-elite-11-demo-available-tonight/

  • JR

    J. Cole is the best new rapper in the game IMO

  • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

    FYI: Got word NBA Elite 11 demo out on PS3 tonight (around midnight ET) and early AM for 360. Not going to post an article since we’re just hours away.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

      koolio. rlly want to see if become a legendary mode is worth getting the game. plus put on my polish hyperdunks to show durant whos boss

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2X22HNEJT3XTGRFKEGK7V5423M John

      koolio. rlly want to see if become a legendary mode is worth getting the game. plus put on my polish hyperdunks to show durant whos boss

    • Anonymous

      LOOK BELOW……….Your a day late and a dollar short on that one PASTA……. :P

      Good to see you are on top of Elite INFO…….smh

    • Anonymous

      LOOK BELOW……….Your a day late and a dollar short on that one PASTA……. :P

      Good to see you are on top of Elite INFO…….smh

    • Anonymous

      LOOK BELOW……….Your a day late and a dollar short on that one PASTA……. :P

      Good to see you are on top of Elite INFO…….smh

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  • Ed3harris

    pasta please tell me u have a ps3!!

  • Anonymous

    Overall it doesn’t make a huge difference to me, but I liked 9th’s album with Wale and from what I’ve heard of J. Cole, he’s pretty good. Might just get the soundtrack if it’s good.

  • Yezurrrrrr

    lmao.. the soundtrack is gonna be the best thing about this game!!!

  • Anonymous

    Demo is out tonight at 9pm PDT. So around midnight EST.

  • http://twitter.com/chackett12 Corey Hackett

    Elite got lucky with J. Cole nobody rappin like him these days

  • MP3

    I pray to God this soundtrack gets it’s own mixtape, last year’s soundtrack…ugh. 9th is one of my favorite producers ever. Damn near everything that man touches turns gold. I was gonna buy the game just to hear the beats he made.

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  • Mdot Squizzared

    Wow can’t believe people here are jizzing their pants over fucking 9th wonder and j. cole. Both of these guys are bums. 9th wonder’s stuff is garbage and j. cole is just another wannabe rapper who ain’t even very good and will never make it big which is sad because rap is dead and popular “rappers” (if you can even call them that) right now are complete garbage.

    • MP3

      Child Please, 9th is a grammy-award winning producer & has made some of the best beats ever. Look up some of his beats on YouTube, & if you don’t like that go back to listening to Roscoe Dash & Gudda Gudda. If you said you like Rap/Hip-Hop & don’t like 9th Wonder beats you need your ears checked. No Real Hip-Hop fan in their right mind would use the words “9th Wonder” & “Bum” in the same sentence. That’s remedial.

    • JR

      I’m sorry you have such bad taste in music

  • SeussOfVA

    i think its awesome. but if your not a fan of hip hop…not so much.

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