NBA Elite 11 News Post

Electronic Arts announced today that Grammy Award Winning Producer and DJ, 9th Wonder, and Roc Nation star MC, J. Cole, have created the soundtrack for EA SPORTSTM 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.

A force in the music industry, 9th Wonder has worked with some of the biggest names in hip hop. His first major label placement occurred on Jay-Z’s critically acclaimed “Black Album,” and his work with Mary J. Blige on her album, “The BreakThrough” earned him a GRAMMY. 9th has also worked with Destiny’s Child, Erykah Badu and Ludacris among other recording artists. He is currently in the recording studio with rap superstar David Banner working on their much anticipated album “Death of a Pop Star,” which is slated for release in November.

“Being the first artist to throw down the full soundtrack for NBA ELITE 11 was 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.”

Using the design principles from some of EA SPORTS top rated franchises, NBA ELITE 11 introduces several significant gameplay changes that center on user control. The new ‘Hands-On Control’ scheme allows for one-to-one responsiveness of a player’s movement and actions on the court, while a new physics system in the game allows each player on the court to move independently of one another, removing the two-man interactions that have long taken the user control out of basketball simulation videogames. Combine all of the above with a new skill based shooting system, the EA SPORTS Basketball Association, as well as three free modes of NBA JAM included in all new copies of NBA ELITE 11, and it’s easy to see why NBA ELITE 11 is poised to revolutionize the basketball videogame experience.

NBA ELITE 11 will be available for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system. It will be available in North America on Oct. 5, 2010. NBA ELITE 11 is developed under the EA SPORTS brand by EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C. The game has been rated E for everyone.

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# 1 scottyp180 @ 09/20/10 04:43 PM
this could be the best feature of NBA Elite
# 2 kpax1º1 @ 09/20/10 04:48 PM
Where's the press conference lol?
J. Cole will deliver, kid is dope.
# 3 Gmoney2002 @ 09/20/10 05:05 PM
This is one of the main reasons I will probably be piicking this up. HUGE 9th fan
# 4 Rocboyz101 @ 09/20/10 05:06 PM
Now this is amazing..
# 5 GrandMaster B @ 09/20/10 05:11 PM
Does it really matter what kind of music is in the menu screens? I mean come on. It's all about game play. I turn off all of the music for the menus in every game. What is the point?
# 6 BlueNGold @ 09/20/10 05:19 PM
Well one thing is for sure. Elite is gonna have a bangin' soundtrack.

I love seeing that J. Cole is in on this. Hopefully it puts more ears onto his music. Best young artist in the game IMO.
# 7 Rocboyz101 @ 09/20/10 05:27 PM
Live always has the best soundtrack. They really are gonna kill it this year.
# 8 Adzs K2 @ 09/20/10 05:41 PM
Originally Posted by GrandMaster B
Does it really matter what kind of music is in the menu screens? I mean come on. It's all about game play. I turn off all of the music for the menus in every game. What is the point?
I second the 1st half of this statement Especially when u can just listen to the tunes on itunes, spotify or youtube.....
# 9 Falcons11497 @ 09/20/10 05:50 PM
the soundtrack is better on this than 2k but If I really really wanted to listen to 9th wonder and jcole THAT much I'd just put my ipod on while i was playing 2k
ya feel meh?
# 10 DGMikeBarker @ 09/20/10 05:52 PM
Extreme talented artist, but he never talks about important issues, smh at mainstream artist. Hope everything works out tho.
# 11 B-Ball Life @ 09/20/10 05:58 PM
Knew of this for months now. but i dont think j cole has any other involvement beyond that one song. because 9th wonder stated on a video that he did an original score for the entire game. i love it if it goes with basketball.
# 12 Ermolli @ 09/20/10 06:29 PM
Not a big deal to me, never heard them before. I hope I like the soundtrack
# 13 jmood88 @ 09/20/10 06:30 PM
This is the only thing I've heard that makes me excited for the game.
# 14 Rob. D @ 09/20/10 07:43 PM
9th always talk about how he still plays Live 10 on Sirius shade 45 dude is hilarious.
# 15 bmgoff11 @ 09/20/10 07:51 PM
someone should put that joe budden nba song on their game that song is hard
# 16 The 24th Letter @ 09/20/10 08:07 PM
North Carolina stand up! Awesome news....
# 17 erickonasis @ 09/20/10 09:18 PM
Originally Posted by scottyp180
this could be the best feature of NBA Elite
i agree...9th wonder is easily my fav producer
# 18 Tomba @ 09/20/10 09:30 PM
Love me some 9th Wonder. He's the Pete Rock of this era...
# 19 pies @ 09/20/10 11:06 PM
9th Wonder is Nice! yet another reason I mess with EAm they have the best soundtracks!
# 20 Tomba @ 09/20/10 11:17 PM
Even though kid Cudi was going to be found on his own...EA awhile back had day n Night BEFORE it even got popular...they do a great job at getting artists to be on.look at how fifa's made some stars even.

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