New York, NY – August 8, 2016 – 2K today announced the in-game soundtrack details for WWE 2K17, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Personally curated by legendary hip-hop recording artist, producer, entrepreneur and WWE enthusiast Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, the soundtrack will feature 13 unique songs from established and emerging artists that span multiple music genres, including hip-hop, indie and alternative rock, heavy metal and electronic dance. The full soundtrack is presented by Revolt Media & TV, a music cable network created by Combs.
“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 Sean “Diddy” Combs. “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.”
Puff Daddy emerged on the music scene in 1993, founding Bad Boy Entertainment and quickly finding success as executive producer for three of Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die and Life After Death, as well as Mary J. Blige’s My Life. In 1997, he released his debut album, No Way Out, which delivered a host of Billboard Hot 100 hits, including “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” “I’ll Be Missing You,” “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “Been Around The World.” The album won a GRAMMY Award for Best Rap Album and was certified septuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales exceeding seven million copies. Puff Daddy has also seen success across many entrepreneurial endeavors, including the hit MTV reality television series Making the Band, popular Sean John clothing line, CÎROC Ultra Premium vodka partnership, Revolt Media & TV platform and various acting roles. He also has performed at notable WWE live events, including WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium. Puff Daddy’s collaboration with 2K and WWE as the WWE 2K17 in-game soundtrack curator marks his first foray into video games.
The WWE 2K17 in-game soundtrack, curated by Puff Daddy, will include the following artists and songs:
- Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ (feat. Rico Love) – “What About The Rest Of Us”;
- Anderson .Paak – “Come Down”;
- Andy Black – “We Don’t Have To Dance”;
- Axwell Λ Ingrosso – “This Time”;
- Black Sabbath – “Paranoid”;
- Bring Me The Horizon – “Run”;
- FIDLAR – “Drone”;
- French Montana (feat. Kojak Black) – “Lockjaw”;
- iSHi (feat. French Montana, Wale, & Raekwon) – “We Run”;
- P. Diddy, Black Rob & Mark Curry – “Bad Boy For Life”;
- Travis Barker & Yelawolf – “Out of Control”;
- Twenty One Pilots – “Ride”;
- Yellow Claw (feat. Lil Eddie) – “We Made It”.
“WWE has a storied tradition of attracting the world’s most popular artists to the brand, and our long-standing relationship with Puff Daddy is no exception,” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group. “Puff Daddy has been a close friend for many years, and it’s a true honor to watch his soundtrack selection take the WWE 2K franchise into new territory.”
“After receiving overwhelmingly positive responses about past WWE 2K soundtracks, including the collaboration between WWE Superstar John Cena and Wiz Khalifa for WWE 2K15, we’re thrilled to partner with Puff Daddy, one of the biggest names in music and entertainment, and take things to the next level,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Music is an essential part of WWE culture, and working with a legendary artist and producer to create the WWE 2K17 in-game soundtrack completes the premier entertainment experience we are committed to bringing fans year in and year out.”
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 11, 2016. Consumers who pre-order WWE 2K17 at any participating retailer will receive two playable Bill Goldberg characters, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day.