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'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: CUP' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT

Atari and Marc Ecko today announced a musical collaboration with Sean 'Diddy' Combs for in-game music tracks for Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, which will also be available on a soundtrack included in the Limited Edition of the product.

The Limited Edition and the soundtrack for Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure feature four tracks executively co-produced by Sean 'Diddy' Combs, including an exclusive version of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya," remixed by Serj from the band System of a Down. Other Diddy-produced tracks include "Clik, Clak, and Spray" from Pack FM, "Book of Judges" from Pharoahe Monch and "Getting Up Anthem: Part 1," performed by Talib Kweli, the voice of the game's lead character, Trane, and legendary Hip-Hop artist Rakim.

Commenting on the lineup, Marc Ecko, executive creative director for Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, stated, "For a game so deeply rooted in the history and culture of graffiti, we knew that the soundtrack would be integral to the story's development. I couldn't think of a better partner than Diddy to assist in bringing the music to life, offering his insight and enthusiasm to the development process while navigating the complexities of the music industry to assemble this remarkable collection of talent."

"When Marc first presented this opportunity to me last year, I was blown away by the passion and depth of his script and knew that we could do something groundbreaking with the music. While the use of original tracks as narrative tools are quite common in film, this project has raised the bar for the future of in-game music," added Sean "Diddy" Combs.

"Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is a collaboration where no effort was spared in working with the top talent on every dimension," said Marc Metis, Senior Vice President Marketing, Atari. "Through the creative input of such innovators as Marc Ecko and Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure stands to be one of the most unique and original games introduced this year."

In addition to the Combs-produced tracks, the Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure soundtrack features an eclectic array of original and licensed music. RJD2, who recently won the PLUG "DJ Album of the Year" award, has composed the in-game music. The RZA, the critically acclaimed leader of Wu-Tang Clan, is composing an exclusive remix for one of the game's cinematic videos. DJ Nature, a notable club DJ, has contributed several original tracks for the game.

Other licensed music on the soundtrack includes:

  • Fort Minor -- "There They Go"
  • Mobb Deep -- "Shook Ones Part 1" and "Survival of the Fittest"
  • Big Mama Thorton -- "I Smell a Rat"
  • Jane's Addiction -- "Mountain Song"
  • Roots Manuva -- "Too Cold" and "Chin High"
  • Sixtoo -- "Boxcutter Emporium"
  • DJ Vadim -- "Aural Prostitution"
  • Liquid Liquid -- "Cavern"
  • Bohannon -- "Save Their Souls"
  • Glen Brown and King Tubby -- "Version 78 Style"
  • Eddie Kendricks -- "My People Hold On"
  • Grand Wizard Theodore -- "Subway Theme"
  • Bloc Party -- "Helicopter"
  • Polyrhythm Addicts -- "Motion 2000"
  • Del The Funky Homosapien -- "Catch a Bad One"
  • Eric B and Rakim -- "Follow the Leader"
  • Nina Simone -- "Sinner Man"
  • Rhymefest -- "Wanted"
  • Thomas Rusiak -- "Throne of Redemption"
  • Kasabian -- "Club Foot"

A broad-based action-adventure game inspired by graffiti's historically rich and diverse culture, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is the culmination of seven years of story and character development by Marc Ecko.

Developed by The Collective, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is slated to release this November for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows. A mobile version is currently available through Glu Mobile.

For additional information on the game, please visit the Web site

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