Legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep and ESPN have teamed up to create a special production open for NBA Countdown – ESPN’s NBA pre-game studio show – to debut during pre-game coverage of the 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals, exclusively on ESPN. Mobb Deep will lend a customized NBA remix of their classic track Survival Of The Fittest (1995) to NBA Countdown.
“It is absolutely incredible that, on the 20th Anniversary of the recording of Survival Of The Fittest, the meaning of the song is as relevant as ever” says Prodigy. “We would like to thank ESPN for choosing our record and for making it the anthem of one of the most important U.S. sports events of the year” adds Havoc. “We were absolutely excited to deliver a remix version of this classic and a visual to accompany the opening of NBA Countdown.”
NBA Countdown is hosted by Sage Steele, who is joined by former head coach Doug Collins and former NBA star Jalen Rose.
Note: the 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 19, with a potential move-up date of Sunday, May 17, if both Western Conference Semifinals series’ end this Friday.