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NBA 2K23: All Trivia Question Answers for Ben & Marvin at Erick’s Vinyl in The City

Back to the record store.

NBA 2K22’s version of The City saw the introduction of the vinyl store and NPC character Marvin. At Marvin’s store, players needed to enter it, answer a few music-related questions and get each one right for a daily VC bonus. NBA 2K23 is now out, and Marvin is back.

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You can get a bonus for 2K23 just for getting questions right. We’re going to show each of the questions that will appear in the Trivia game and the respective answers for those questions. Here’s what you need to know about the music shop and answers in NBA 2K23.

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Every Trivia Answer for Ben & Marvin in NBA 2K23

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Before we worry about the Trivia questions and their answers, let’s cover where you have to go to find Ben and Marvin on the Map. You can find them south of Brickley’s Gym. Head down there, and you should see a large building, but you will need to progress through the “It’s a Cole World” quest to unlock this location. If you have yet to reach this point, then you may need to continue further in the game before reaching this point.

Now, here are the trivia answers, along with questions:

Trivia #1

  • “Truth Hurts” was a number-one smash for which artist?
    • Lizzo
  • Which group of rock royalty insists that they will rock you?
    • Queen
  • In their hit 1992 track, what did Pete Rock and CL Smooth “do over you”?
    • They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)

Trivia #2

  • Which rapper won the NBA Celebrity Game MVP in 2018?
    • Quavo
  • Kendrick Lamar was featured on which Taylor Swift single?
    • Bad Blood
  • Which song by Missy Elliott featured the lyric “Ti esrever dna ti pilf”?
    • Work It

Trivia #3

  • In the popular comedy “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” what was the name of the character played by Will Smith?
    • Will Smith
  • Rapper Childish Gambino was a co-star in which television series?
    • Community
  • Which Diana Ross classic was sampled on the seminal “Mo Money Mo Problems” by one Notorious B.I.G.?
    • I’m Coming Out

Trivia #4

  • Which artist received acclaim for their role in the semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile?
    • Eminem
  • Which artist keeps a Nictionary of words they’ve created?
    • Nicki Minaj
  • Which Oscar nominated actress won a Gramm for the Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994?
    • Queen Latifah

Trivia #5

  • Lauryn Hill was a part of what group?
    • Fugees
  • Flava Flav attempted to find love on which reality show?
    • Flavor of Love
  • D.O.C. opened up “It’s Funky Enough” by asking what question?
    • Y’all ready for this?

Trivia #6

  • “You Right” is a collaboration between Doja Cat and?
    • The Weeknd
  • Who did the Lakers beat in Ice Cube’s “Today was Good Day”?
    • Sonics
  • Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Moe Tucker were known as?
    • The Velvet Underground

Trivia #7

  • What was it that Warren G and Nate Dogg had to do?
    • Regulate
  • A Tribe Called Quest, De Soul, and the Jungle Brothers were known as what?
    • Native Tongues
  • What band’s album was named after Madame Butterfly?
    • Weezer

Trivia #8

  • According to Run DMC, while Peter Piper picked peppers, Run did what?
    • Rocked A Rhyme
  • Which rock band artist had a brother who was also a part of his band?
    • Eddie Van Halen
  • Kim Gordon provided vocals and bass for which band?
    • Sonic Youth

Trivia #9

  • In Wu-Tang Clans’ 1994 Hit, what is the title C.R.E.A.M an acronym for?
    • Cash Rules Everything Around Me
  • “SOS” by Rihanna sampled from “Tainted Love” recorded by Soft Cell in 1981. But who recorded the original and far superior version of “Tainted Love”?
    • Gloria Jones
  • Musician Frank Zappa’s band The Soul Giants became much more widely known after changing their name to what?
    • The Mothers of Invention

Trivia #10

  • What was Louis Armstrong’s nickname?
    • Satchmo
  • How old was Stevie Wonder when he landed his first Billboard Top 100 hit?
    • 13
  • Paul Desmond composed which standard made famous by the Dave Brubeck quartet?
    • Take Five

Trivia #11

  • The single “Jumpman” was named after?:
    • Michael Jordan
  • Navadius Willburn is known by what moniker?
    • Future
  • Who collaborated on the 1984 song “Unity”?
    • Afrika Bambaataa and James Brown

As of now, we are still collecting info and thus, this guide is a work in progress. We will update it to reflect future info.


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