J. Cole will appear on the cover of this year’s NBA 2K23’Dreamer Edition.
The Grammy-award winning artist will also be a character in the upcoming game’s MyCareer mode, which will be released on September 9. The ‘Dreamer Edition’ will be available exclusively at GameStop in the U.S. and Canada.
“NBA 2K has long been a place to discover new musical talent through their game and continues to be a gold standard for showcasing all things basketball culture,” J. Cole said in a statement.
He added, “It’s been an amazing journey to not only appear on a cover of this year’s game, but to be part of the MyCAREER storyline, soundtrack and bring the Dreamer brand into NBA 2K.”
In addition to Cole, MyCareer mode will feature Dreamville artists Bas and Elite, who will “help players befriend J. Cole and capture the hearts and minds of The City.”
The game’s soundtrack includes songs by Lil Baby and Drake, Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion, Polo G and JID.
Earlier this year, Cole signed with the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, where he played four games before taking a leave from the team to focus on his touring schedule.
Cole also played three preliminary games with the Rwanda Patriots BBC during the Basketball Africa League in 2021.
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