The NBA 2K series has always produced soundtrack that were quite popular. The main genre of these game soundtracks is hip-hop. They use a blend of mainstream and underground artists and the tracks are comprised of of equal parts remixed tracks, previously released tracks and tracks designed specifically for the game. They sometimes includes classic rap or hip-hop, as well as mainstream electronic and rock hybrid songs on occasion as well. Here is the announced NBA 2K12 soundtrack list.
NBA 2K12 Soundtrack iTunes
The above are all of the tracks that I could find that were currently available on iTunes. If you have any corrections or missing links, please send them via email, or comment. I will try to update again as the NBA 2k12 release gets near with any additional information or soundtrack tracks that become available. For 2K11 or 2K11 soundtrack listings please visit my friend Sam’s Underground Hip-Hop site Bad Habit Music.