UBISOFT BRINGS HIP HOP FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION WITH AND 1 STREETBALL
San Francisco, CA May 25, 2006 Today Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game publishers, announced that its AND 1Â® Streetball Videogame Soundtrack will feature all original and exclusive tracks from hip hop's hottest rap artists from across the nation. The lineup is a who's who of hip-hop talent ranging from New York's veteran Kool G Rap to Oakland's up-and-comer Turf Talk. The complete videogame soundtrack is available as a gift with purchase of AND 1 Streetball for the PlayStationâ2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. AND 1 Streetball will be available in retail stores on June 7 for a suggest price of $39.99.
"What I do and what the streetballers do are the same thing,"Â says rap artist Freeway, who grew up on the same gritty Philadelphia streets as AND1 streetball legend, Aaron "AO"Â Owens. "We both need to be creative and original to get recognized."
Hip hop and Streetball go hand in hand. Both performances are based on originality and dynamic showmanship. To compliment AND 1 Streetball's showcase of the most talented streetballers from every region, the game's soundtrack will also showcase the most talented hip-hop artists from every region. The AND 1 Streetball Videogame Soundtrack features a loaded and customizable library of exclusive tracks from various hip-hop genres, including Dirty South Crunk, West Coast Hyphy, and East Coast. Each court will have its own sound and flavor players can choose which courts they want to play and which tracks they want to hear.
Zvi Edelman, the exclusive soundtrack's producer, traveled the U.S. recording brand-spanking-new tracks to accompany the regional courts in the game.
1. Clipse ft. DMP: VA Streetz
2. Smitty: Set the City on Fire
3. Bun B & the Middle Fingaz: Hard in the Paint
4. San Quinn: Take Money, Make Money
5. Stat Quo: What's Next
6. Freeway: Stand Up
7. Rhymefest: Coming for You
8. Turf Talk: Put Up or Shut Up
9. BG: We
10. Devin the Dude: Give It and Go
11. Peedi Crakk: It Don't Stop
12. Ray Cash: E-Room
13. Kool G Rap ft. Hammerz & Scram Jones: This is How We Do NYC
About AND 1:
Founded in 1993, AND 1 makes basketball footwear and apparel for players with serious game. The company that first made its mark in the apparel industry with a line of Ã¢â¬Åin your faceÃ¢â¬Â trash talk tee shirts now offers a complete product line for basketball players, including performance shoes, shorts, tees, sleeveless tees, pants, team uniforms, licensed collegiate gear and accessories. Brand revenues have grown from $1 million in 1993 to $175 million in 2003. AND 1 footwear and apparel is sold in more than 130 territories around the world and worn by the New Zealand, Slovenian, Puerto Rican and Turkish national basketball teams in addition to more than 100 NBA endorsers including two-time NBA All-Stars Stephon Marbury (New York Knicks), Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons) and star of the AND 1 Mix TapeÃÂ®, Volume One, Rafer Alston (Toronto Raptors) as well as Jason Ã¢â¬ÅWhite ChocolateÃ¢â¬Â Williams (Memphis Grizzlies). For more information, visit www.and1.com.
About Black Ops:
Black Ops Entertainment was founded in 1994 to create cutting-edge sports and action/adventure videogames for the Sony Playstation. Founded by a group of MIT alumni, including John Botti, Jose Villeta, Alan Lasky and Will Botti, Black Ops grew over the years and shipped such PlayStationÃÂ® hits as Ã¢â¬ÅTomorrow Never Dies,Ã¢â¬Â and Ã¢â¬ÅThe World is Not Enough,Ã¢â¬Â selling over 5 million units combined. Black Ops has created such PlayStation 2 titles as Ã¢â¬ÅKnockout KingsÃ¢â¬Â and Ã¢â¬ÅStreet Hoops,Ã¢â¬Â which sold nearly one million units. In addition Black Ops received the AAIS Award in 2000 for Ã¢â¬ÅBest Console Sports Game,Ã¢â¬Â for Knockout Kings 2000. Black Ops has completed over 18 titles, and is currently working on Ã¢â¬ÅAND 1 StreetballÃ¢â¬Â with Ubisoft, employing much of the same key team that was instrumental in creating the million-unit franchise, Ã¢â¬ÅStreet Hoops.Ã¢â¬Â
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 547 million Euros for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, an increase of 3 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.