While 2K Sports seems to have the NBA video game domain on lockdown, people shouldn't forget to put some respect on EA Sports' name. The latter's "Live" franchise has secured a pretty stacked soundtrack for the 2018 edition, with cuts from Kendrick Lamar, Lil Uzi Vert, Nas, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, and much more. 

It seems as if EA Sports are fans of the 2017 XXL Freshman Class, as the soundtrack features cuts from Aminé, Kamaiyah, Kap G, Playboi Carti, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Kyle. Check out the entire tracklist here, in all its glory:

2 Chainz, “4 AM” f. Travis Scott
Aminé, “Heebiejeebies” f. Kehlani
Ayo & Teo, “Rolex”
Dave East, “Paper Chasin” f. A$AP Ferg
Ezri, “1/1”
Gorillaz, “Let Me Out” f. Pusha T and Mavis Staples
Joey Bad4$$, “Ring The Alarm” f. Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies
Kamaiyah, “How Does It Feel”
Kap G, “Rings”
Kendrick Lamar, “DNA.”
Khary, “Find Me”
Kid Cudi, “Surfin’” f. Pharrell Williams
Kyle, “Want Me Bad” f. Cousin Stizz
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO TOUR Llif3”
MGK, “Trap Paris” f. Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign
Mura Masa, “All Around The World” f. Desiigner
Nas x J Dilla, “The Season”
Nick Grant, “Get Up” f. WatchtheDuck
Playboi Carti, “wokeuplikethis*” f. Lil Uzi Vert
PnB Rock, “Stand Back” f. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Rapsody, “OooWee” f. Anderson .Paak
Rick Ross, “Summer Seventeen”
Russ, “I’m Here”
Stefflon Don, “Real Ting”
Tunji Ige, “Pounds”
Year Of The Ox, “Jet Lag”
Yellow Claw, “City On Lockdown” (Instrumental Mix)

There you have it. Anyone who has ever dove into a sports video game knows that for better or worse, the music becomes ingrained in the darkest corners of your psyche. At least this game seems to be coming through to deliver some hits. If you're feeling eager and looking to get in the mood for some virtual basketball, you can stream part of the playlist on Spotify below: