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Producer Dan “the Automator” Nakamura has worked with Del tha Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala, Kool Keith, and with Handsome Boy Modelling School project, Lovage project, and of course Gorillaz. His new album 2K7 features some of the hottest rappers of today lend their skills to one of the most esteemed producer of his time. The result is a vibrant collection of classic hip hop burners.

Says Dan The Automator: "From the start, I was interested of exploring the various facets of today's Hip Hop. It was a matter of making their style match mine, without forcing the rappers into what they don't sound like and at the same time keeping the record a continuous work. I think we did a great job. Someone from the Bay Area like E40 comes off equally as interesting as someone from the East Coast like Ghostface or someone from the South like Slim Thug".

The soundtrack will hit stores as a stand-alone CD and a digital download September 19th. The game will be available for the Xbox 360, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 this fall. A PlayStation 3 version is also in development.

In addition to the hip-hop soundtrack, the game will also feature some hip-hop all-stars as playable characters in the game, many of which were also playable in 2K Sports' NBA 2K6. Phife, Flavor Flav, Common, the Roots' ?uestlove, Slim Thug, Aceyalone, Aesop Rock, and Rakaa of Dilated Peoples will all be able to throw down in NBA 2K7.

Hear a couple of tracks:

Dan The Automator feat. Hieroglyphics - "Don't Hate the Player"

Dan The Automator feat. Ghostface & A.G. - "2K007"

Pre-order 2K7 here.

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