Bring Me the Horizon, Black Sabbath + More on Diddy-Curated ‘WWE 2K17′ Video Game Soundtrack
The long-running mutual respect between hip hop mogul Diddy and the WWE is continuing with Diddy being chosen to curate the soundtrack for the new WWE 2K17 video game. And while you might expect Diddy to lean heavily on rap and pop, he does make a few interesting choices on the hard rock and metal side as well.
In the video above, Diddy discusses his role as the curator for the soundtrack and mentions what a wide array of fans that the WWE attracts, meaning that he wanted to make sure he had a soundtrack that had something for everyone.
“I am a huge WWE fan. I love the intensity and the competition and I wanted fans to feel that energy in the soundtrack for WWE 2K17,” said Diddy to Billboard, who exclusively revealed the game's track listing. “While prepping for the upcoming Bad Boy 20-Year Family Reunion Tour, I’ve been thinking a lot about the past and the artists that inspired me. I mixed some of my favorites with some of the best new acts in the game today to create something really special."
On the rock and metal side of things, you'll find the iconic Black Sabbath metal anthem "Paranoid," alongside cuts from Andy Black ("We Don't Have to Dance"), Bring Me the Horizon ("Run") and Travis Barker and Yelawolf ("Out of Control"). "One of my hidden gems on there is 'Run' by Bring Me the Horizon and then when you're ready to get out of control, you've gotta listen to 'Out of Control' by Travis Barker. It gets crazy. It's another hidden gem," says Diddy.
You'll also find cuts from Twenty One Pilots ("Ride"), French Montana ("Lockjaw"), Anderson.Paak ("Come Down"), Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$ ("What About the Rest of Us"), along with Diddy's own collaboration with Black Rob and Mark Curry on "Bad Boy for Life." To help promote the soundtrack, Diddy will appear on tonight's (Aug. 8) episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. Look for WWE 2K17 arriving on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles on Oct. 11.
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