The very first song you heard when you started the game was Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s "T.R.O.Y." Thus, right off the bat, Vol. 2 distinguished itself from NBA Street. Rather than repping current trends, Vol. 2 embraced old school charm. It traded in original announcer Joe the Show for DJ Bobbito Garcia—a nod to the underground culture that popularized hip hop. Even the visual style had a hand-drawn, DIY look to it.