Need For Speed Unbound’s Licensed Soundtrack Is All About Global Hip-Hop


Like previous games in the series, Need for Speed Unbound will feature an official soundtrack of licensed tracks for when you get tired of hearing your wheels perform a burning rubber concerto. There’ll be more than 70 tracks in Need for Speed Unbound, with the playlist including A$AP Rocky, Kelvin Krash, Slowthai, Smooky MarGielaa, Thoto, and more in a collection inspired by global hip-hop artists.

“The most immediate thing that players will notice is the emphasis on global expressions of hip-hop,” senior brand manager Chase Straight explained in a Need for Speed blog post. “Nearly half of our soundtrack is non-English, putting a spotlight on art and artists that are making waves in their region of the world that we hope to give a global platform to.”

Beyond the licensed tracks, there’ll also be an original score composed by French electronic and hip-hop producer Brodinski. Games audio director Nathaniel Daw added that the game’s various musical contributions are designed to amply its connection to street racing culture, while also injecting energy into each race with precision timing.

Need for Speed Unbound playlist

A$AP Ant, A$AP Rocky The God Hour
A$AP Ferg feat. A$AP Rocky Shabba
A$AP Rocky Babushka Boi
A$AP Rocky Palace
A$AP Rocky Shittin Me
Alina Pash Воїн
Alison Wonderland Eyes Closed
Ammar 808 ft. Kali Dass Ey Paavi
Anna Lunoe Ice Cream (feat. Nakamura Minami)
Ash-B ft. Mckdaddy BOOTY
Balming Tiger Kolo Kolo (ft. Omega Sapien, bj wnjn)(prod. Unsinkable)
Bicep Apricots
Big Hass, Taffyraps, Little G Fresh, Rann, Medusa TN, Nayomi & Big Moe Arab Femcee Cypher
Bizarrap & Villano Antillano Villano Antillano: BZRP Music Sessions Vol. 51
Bonez MC & AK AUSSERKONTROLLE In meinem Benz
Botany She Will Be
Brodinski ft. Peewee Longway Split
Buku Front To Back
Charli XCX Trophy
clipping. Check the Lock
Cristale Militant
Danger Mouse & Black Thought (feat. A$AP Rocky and Run The Jewels) Strangers
Diplo ft. Lil Yachty & Santigold Worry No More
DIVINE Punya Paap
Ecko Bazz Mmaso
Eliza Legzdina Curse 4 U (Joo Joo)
Grebz Несправедливо
Higher Brothers Empire
ICYTWAT Eyez on Em
IDK & Kaytranada Taco
JMK$ Sxuthside
KALUSH feat. alyona alyona Гори (Gory)
Kasien, Kelvin Krash TIME
Kidd Kenn Vroom Vroom
KOKOKO! Azo Toke
Lil Eazzyy Forever Been Steppin’
Lous and The Yakuza, Sfera Ebbasta Je ne sais pas
Maxo Kream ft. Tyler The Creator BIG PERSONA
Moksi, LexBlaze Shout Like
Mura Masa blessing me w/ Pa Salieu & Skillibeng
Mura Masa, slowthai Deal Wiv It
ODZ, Ivory, Slowface TAPPAT DET HELT
Oki ft. Gedz SIRI
Oliver Olson, Gibbs Tłoki
Payday, Danny Brown Vampire
Pépe Life Signs – Roll Mix
Playboi Carti Slay3r
poutyface HEY NEIGHBOR!
Princess Nokia Versace Hottie
Rico Nasty ft. Flo Milli Money
Rozzma Hout
SCH Autobahn
Shirin David, Kitty Kat Be a Hoe/Break a Hoe
Shygirl SLIME
Slikback Ascension
Smooky MarGielaa Stay “100”
Space 92 The Door
Steff da Campo, SMACK Renegade
Strategy Carbon Footprint
Terror Jr Fun
The Synaptik Tared
Thoto SP*** OUT
Tkay Maidza Where Is My Mind?
Tohji, Loota, Brodinski Yodaka
Tokischa, ROSALÍA Linda
Tommy Cash Racked
Tropkillaz, Rincon Sapiência, Clau Dame Mais
UMEK Cryptic Speech

Need for Speed Unbound launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on December 2, and looks set to be a visual departure from previous entries in the racing franchise. The anime-influenced graphics can be enhanced with graffiti-like driving effects and you’ll also be able to create four-wheeled crimes against art with the game’s customization tools.