Developer Criterion is looking to shine a spotlight on international artists with Need for Speed Unbound's soundtrack

Need For Speed Unbound's Licensed Soundtrack Is All About Global Hip-Hop

Like previous games in the series, Need for Speed Unbound will feature an official soundtrack of licensed tracks for when you get tired of hearing your wheels perform a burning rubber concerto. There'll be more than 70 tracks in Need for Speed Unbound, with the playlist including A$AP Rocky, Kelvin Krash, Slowthai, Smooky MarGielaa, Thoto, and more in a collection inspired by global hip-hop artists.
"The most immediate thing that players will notice is the emphasis on global expressions of hip-hop," senior brand manager Chase Straight explained in a Need for Speed blog post. "Nearly half of our soundtrack is non-English, putting a spotlight on art and artists that are making waves in their region of the world that we hope to give a global platform to."
Beyond the licensed tracks, there'll also be an original score composed by French electronic and hip-hop producer Brodinski. Games audio director Nathaniel Daw added that the game's various musical contributions are designed to amply its connection to street racing culture, while also injecting energy into each race with precision timing.

Need for Speed Unbound playlist

A$AP Ant, A$AP RockyThe God HourA$AP Ferg feat. A$AP RockyShabbaA$AP RockyBabushka BoiA$AP RockyPalaceA$AP RockyShittin MeAlina PashВоїнAlison WonderlandEyes ClosedAmir ObeWISH YOU WELLAmmar 808 ft. Kali DassEy PaaviAnna LunoeIce Cream (feat. Nakamura Minami)Ash-B ft. MckdaddyBOOTYBalming TigerKolo Kolo (ft. Omega Sapien, bj wnjn)(prod. Unsinkable)BicepApricotsBig Hass, Taffyraps, Little G Fresh, Rann, Medusa TN, Nayomi & Big MoeArab Femcee CypherBizarrap & Villano AntillanoVillano Antillano: BZRP Music Sessions Vol. 51Bonez MC & AK AUSSERKONTROLLEIn meinem BenzBotanyShe Will BeBrodinski ft. Peewee LongwaySplitBukuFront To BackCharli XCXTrophyclipping.Check the LockCristaleMilitantDanger Mouse & Black Thought (feat. A$AP Rocky and Run The Jewels)StrangersDiplo ft. Lil Yachty & SantigoldWorry No MoreDIVINEPunya PaapEcko BazzMmasoEliza LegzdinaCurse 4 U (Joo Joo)GrebzНесправедливоHigher BrothersEmpireICYTWATEyez on EmIDK & KaytranadaTacoJMK$SxuthsideJP THE WAVYNeo Gal WopKALUSH feat. alyona alyonaГори (Gory)Kasien, Kelvin KrashTIMEKelvin Krash & COUCOU CHLOETHIEF IN THE NIGHTKidd KennVroom VroomKOKOKO!Azo TokeLil EazzyyForever Been Steppin’Lous and The Yakuza, Sfera EbbastaJe ne sais pasMaxo Kream ft. Tyler The CreatorBIG PERSONAMILKBLOOD, PVRISWICKEDMoksi, LexBlazeShout LikeMura Masablessing me w/ Pa Salieu & SkillibengMura Masa, slowthaiDeal Wiv ItODZ, Ivory, SlowfaceTAPPAT DET HELTOki ft. GedzSIRIOliver Olson, GibbsTłokiPayday, Danny BrownVampirePépeLife Signs - Roll MixPlayboi CartiSlay3rpoutyfaceHEY NEIGHBOR!Princess NokiaVersace HottieRico Nasty ft. Flo MilliMoneyRozzmaHoutSCHAutobahnShirin David, Kitty KatBe a Hoe/Break a HoeShygirlSLIMESlikbackAscensionSmooky MarGielaaStay "100"Space 92The DoorSteff da Campo, SMACKRenegadeStrategyCarbon FootprintTerror JrFunThe SynaptikTaredThotoSP*** OUTTkay MaidzaWhere Is My Mind?Tohji, Loota, BrodinskiYodakaTokischa, ROSALÍALindaTommy CashRackedTropkillaz, Rincon Sapiência, ClauDame MaisUMEKCryptic Speech
Need for Speed Unbound launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on December 2, and looks set to be a visual departure from previous entries in the racing franchise. The anime-influenced graphics can be enhanced with graffiti-like driving effects and you'll also be able to create four-wheeled crimes against art with the game's customization tools.
This story originally appeared on: Gamespot - Author:Darryn Bonthuys

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