Gamers eager to play Mafia III have an added bonus to look forward to: Ice Cube and DJ Shadow recorded “Nobody Wants to Die” for the game’s soundtrack. The song appears in a trailer released today. Mafia III blends action and strategy as lead character Lincoln Clay seeks revenge on the mob in a fictionalized recreation of New Orleans.
Cube said he was flattered that game producers asked him to contribute to the soundtrack.
“I’ve been doing music for a long time and in the rap game,” he said. “Just the fact that they want to hear my voice, it makes me feel good. They could’ve grabbed one of the new artists. But it made me feel good that we have a new game, and they are still going back to one of the originators.”