The soundtrack for the sports game on Playstation and XBox will feature original production mixes from Hip Hop DJ Z-Trip, one of the pioneers of "mash ups."
Thirteen songs are featured on the soundtrack, including dead prez's all-new rap over a Deftones track. DJ Z-Trip also mashes Rakim with Chevelle, while remixing Rush's classic single "Tom Sawyer."
"Since 2K Sports' All-Pro Football 2K8 is taking football to the next level with landmark gameplay innovations, we wanted the soundtrack to reflect the latest in music innovations," said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports" Director of Brand and Lifestyle Marketing. "The logical step was to sign DJ Z-Trip, who has literally pioneered the art of the mash-up and set the standard for quality remixes. We're proud that our games and soundtracks have paved new roads in the video game industry."
DJ Z-Trip gained notoriety over the internet when his collaboration with DJ P, Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1, was released in 2001.
Only 2000 copies were made, but the album was soon distributed over the Internet in MP3 format.
DJ Z-Trip is also featured in the 2001 documentary Scratch and is found in special features showing off some techniques.