Ice Cube Creates Original Song For ‘Mafia III’ Video Game

Ice Cube’s music is going straight onto a video game.

Cube and producer DJ Shadow created the song “Nobody Wants to Die” for 2K’s “Mafia III” launch trailer, which premieres Thursday. The crime video game focuses on character Lincoln Clay’s revenge against the Italian mafia in 1968 in the city of New Bordeaux, a fictional recreation of New Orleans.

The game goes on sale Friday.

Cube isn’t much of a gamer and didn’t know a lot about the game. But the rapper-actor says he knew recording the track would be worthwhile when his sons were excited that their father had a copy of the game.

The rapper says watching the story line of the video game helped him create the lyrics for “Nobody Wants to Die.”