The Funk Doctor — Redman — To Headline True Crime: New York City Soundtrack

THE “FUNK DOCTOR” — REDMAN — TO
HEADLINE TRUE CRIME®: NEW YORK CITY SOUNDTRACK
 
Redman Concocts Two Original Tracks for True Crime Soundtrack and Appears as
Secret Character in the Game

 
Santa Monica, CA—September 27, 2005— The “Funk Doc,” Redman, headlines an
eclectic NYC inspired soundtrack for Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) upcoming
True Crime: New York City video game with two all-new original songs and the
debut of “Rush The Security” from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild, scheduled
for release on November 8.  Redman will also appear as an unlockable
character in the gritty drama, which is slated for release this fall.  

 
In addition to Redman’s tracks, the soundtrack perfectly defines the diverse
sounds of the city and the high caliber action of the game with more than 80
licensed songs from NYC raised, or transplanted, punk, hardcore, hip hop and
rock royalty who helped define the city’s music scene including Jay-Z, Fat Joe,
A Tribe Called Quest, The Ramones, The Velvet Underground, My Chemical Romance,
The Bravery and Bob Dylan, among others, making this soundtrack the ultimate New
York experience.
 
According to Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings,
“This soundtrack is New York City.”
 
“As an East Coast artist who paid his dues performing in the clubs of New York
City, Redman’s inspired rhymes bring the gritty realism of the city to life in
our game,” said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at Activision. 
“His bold lyrics and hard-edged funk beats capture the vibes of the city from
Washington Heights to Harlem and all the way down to Battery Park.”
 
True Crime: New York City is being developed by Luxoflux for the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system
from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube™.  The game has been rated “M”
(“Mature” – Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual
Content, Use of Drugs) by the ESRB and will release this fall. 
 
The game will be showcased on Thursday, September 29 at the 8th annual The Power
Summit, (http://www.thepowersummit.info/),
an influential music convention which brings together tastemakers ranging from
DJs to recording industry titans and major brands.
 
 
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