J. Cole is a dynamic as well as a skilled rapper who has carved out a special place in the hearts of his followers. Fans must have observed J. Cole’s hard work to get to where he is currently. Now, it seems that he has added another accomplishment to his list. Recently, J. Cole has become the first rapper to cover ‘NBA 2K’.

J. Cole has been revealed as the first rapper to have his own NBA 2K cover. On Thursday, September 1, 2K Sports announced that the Dreamville CEO is the official cover athlete of the NBA 2K23 DREAMER Edition, which will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox X/S at GameStop in the United States and Canada on September 9. “This is shit crazy,” Cole tweeted while revealing the historic cover, which depicts him poised on a floating basketball court in the sky surrounded by clouds.

“NBA2K23 cover. [exploding head emojis] DREAMER @NBA2K.”

J. Cole will play a big role in the MyCAREER story mode for Next Generation consoles, signifying “the largest and most involved plot in franchise history,” according to a press release. Fellow Dreamville artists Bas and Elite will also play a role in the plot, assisting players in befriending the Off-Season rapper and capturing The City’s hearts and minds.

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. 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.”

“There’s also more to come, so watch out for all things Dreamville and DREAMER brand drops during Seasons and for Bas and Elite in this year’s MyCAREER story.”

“The sheer scale, depth, and talent included in this year’s MyCAREER creates an unparalleled experience within NBA 2K23,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing Strategy at NBA 2K. Our first cover star, who actually stands at the confluence of basketball and music, is at the top of that list of skills.

“Bringing a visionary like J. Cole and DREAMER into the creative process for both the game and the soundtrack showcases the pillar of culture that NBA 2K23 has become.”

The source also revealed a piece of the NBA 2K23 soundtrack, which will feature Drake and Lil Baby’s “Wants and Needs,” Jack Harlow’s “Nail Tech,” and fellow Dreamville representative JID’s “Surround Sound,” among others. J. Cole has long been a basketball aficionado, and he also works as a professional basketball player outside of rap.

Earlier this year, J. Cole appeared in a few games for the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. The 6-foot-3 rapper formerly played in the Basketball Africa League with the Rwanda-based Patriots Basketball Club, making him the first rapper to cover SLAM magazine in May 2021.

However, Cole has achieved enormous success by becoming the first rapper to cover NBA 2K. First and foremost, Thirsty extends its congrats to the artist. What are your thoughts on Cole’s accomplishment? Stay tuned to Thirsty for more information.

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Muskan Sharma

Muskan Sharma, is a student at Calcutta University, pursuing a law degree. She has written articles for a variety of journals. She has an interest in world news, journals, and articles. She then made the decision to write for Thirsty for news. On December 13, 2021, Muskan began writing in Thirsty. She has a range of other hobbies outside writing, such as traveling and exploring new places.

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