Judgment Night

It would make more sense on Thursday, simply for the purpose of alliteration, but here at XXLMag.com we do our throwbacks on Friday. So for my pick on this “throwback Friday” I chose to reminisce and for some put y’all up on the classic soundtrack to the 1993 flick, Judgment Night.

The disc found popular rap acts of the era collaborating with rock groups. And this was no corny ass Limp Bizkit ish, this was rock/rap at its finest. Lil Wayne, if you’re reading this – go cop that album and take some notes. These rappers weren’t trying to be cliché rock stars, they were just doing what they do best over some rock music

Laced with 11 joints which were all dope – except for that one track by Therapy? And Fatal (huh – yeah, exactly) – the CD found some ill pairings between such acts as Onyx, Cypress Hill, Run-D.M.C, Ice-T, De La Soul, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, House of Pain, the Boo Yaa Tribe and Sir Mix-A-Lot. Probably the most stand out cut was the title track by Onyx and Biohazard. That shit was hard as nails, providing the perfect soundscape for mosh pit madness. Watching Onyx, in their all-black army gear standing next to the tattooed out hardcore act was a sight to see – especially with Sticky Fingers spitting the line – “I fucking swear to God I’ll raise hell and make the white man call me master.” Still bangs to this very day today.

**Here’s some trivia for ya. Biohazard frontman (the cat with the tats and long hair) Evan Seinfeld (JewDon’tKnow) is married to porn star Tera Patrick.

Another stand out was Cypress Hill and Sonic Youth’s ode to the ganga, “I Love You Mary Jane.” The smoothed out cut really gives a glimpse of into the Lollapalooza aesthetic. Run-D.M.C. also live up to their “Kings Of Rock” tag jamming out with all-black outfit Living Colour on “Me, Myself And My Microphone.”

That brings me to the question – if they had another soundtrack like that today, who would you like to see pair up? Speak On That! – Jesse Gissen

  • General

    I was really feelin the Jay Z/Linkin Park shit they did a few years back, but I would like to see Em do some shit with Linkin Park in the future

  • Jamal7Mile

    Honestly, I haven’t kept up with the “who’s who” of rock music in a looong time. I don’t even know who’s hot right now. If other commenters could throw out a few rockers that I could YouTube, perhaps??? Then I’ll come back later and answer this question.

  • JCITYHUSTLA617

    I RATHER NOT LISTEN 2 ANY RAP/ROCK MASH UPS ITS 2 DIFFERENT GENRES FOR A REASON

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      I had that soundtrack. One of my first attempts @ trying to listen to other genres. Wasn’t ready back then (17 yrd old). The movie was ass biscuits, though.

      Travis Barker (percussion), Flea from RHCP (bass) & Phonte would be an ill experience. Fuck it; bug it out with John Mayer (accoustic guitar).

      Looks good on paper…..er, I mean on screen…….

      • JCITYHUSTLA617

        LOL @ ASS BISCUITS WTF……..THE ONLY GROUP OUTSIDE OF RAP AND THE LITTLE R&B I LISTEN 2 IS EVANESANCE SO IF I WAS FORCED 2 PICK A MASH UP MAYBE IT WOULD B A VERY EMOTIONAL JOE BUDDEN VERSE WITH SOME EVANESANCE PRODUCTION MAYBE AMY LEE CAN DO THE CHORUS….I ADMIT I LIKED THE ADREDILINE TRCK OFF PADDED ROOM EXCEPT THE CHORUS I GUESS YOU CAN SAY IT WAS ASS BISCUITS LOL

        • Zulu1925

          @ JCITYHUSTLA617

          If you like Evanescence, check out Within Temptation – especially the album “The Heart of Everything”

  • g-vegas

    the roots and widespread panic.

  • http://aquilogy.blogspot.com AQUILOGY

    And whats with the stupid question after each xxl staff blog post?

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    It’s the conversation starter….

  • Zulu1925

    At the very least, Wayne DID have a good ear for rock beats and the wherewithal to effectively execute in that sub-genre – Best Rapper Alive and Stuntin’ Like My Daddy (rock remix) are examples. But, he’s currently blurring the line between genius and insanity, with most folks believing that he’s going (gone?) crazy, especially with his Auto-Tune fixation.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Cosign Zulu

      People are going to think what they want about Wayne; I don’t care for the vocorder overdose myself.

      But, the few joints I have heard from “Rebirth” (two of which are Auto-Tune) are substantial. I like them. If nothing else, his sentiment is in the right place. Attempting to bring creative back to the music, not just hip hop, but in general.

      I may be biased slightly, because I like alternative rock to begin with, so……

      • Zulu1925

        @ T. Grand$

        The general public is really confused concerning what they want. Or maybe I’m confused, because I’m hearing people say the want something different than what’s current, that reminds them of back in the day, but isn’t too far “out there” but is within the same style of music that’s always been done by the artist so that we can recognize their sound, but it’s changed up just enough so that they’re not selling out for money, yet keeping it real.

        BTW, I like alternative and most genres of music, too!

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

          I concur, completely.

          I think it will just take time. People are apprehensive to change, but the majority of folks eventually come around.

          Regardless of the haters AND the stans, when “Rebirth” drops, I think it’s going to be a good album.

          True art has no timeline or boundary, & one would be a fool not to consider Wayne @ least an artist in his own right. Good, bad or indifferent, he express himself like nobody else.

          Getting tired of the vocorder though. Lol. Even Kanye’s leaning back off of that piece.

      • Zulu1925

        @ T. Grand$

        The general public is really confused concerning what they want. Or maybe I’m confused, because I’m hearing people say the want something different than what’s current, that reminds them of back in the day, but isn’t too far “out there” but is within the same style of music that’s always been done by the artist so that we can recognize their sound, but it’s changed up just enough so that they’re not selling out for money, yet keeping it real.

      • Zulu1925

        @ Tony Grand$

        The general public is really confused concerning what they want. Or maybe I’m confused, because I’m hearing people say the want something different than what’s current, that reminds them of back in the day, but isn’t too far “out there” but is within the same style of music that’s always been done by the artist so that we can recognize their sound, but it’s changed up just enough so that they’re not selling out for money, yet keeping it real.

  • OG Matt Herbz

    “Look who’s back on the program hooking up another fly joint when I flow on the slow jam…”

    Best. Weed. Song. Ever.

    Damn, that reminds me, it’s 1:58pm, time to get high.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Pierzy

    What up kids!

    I’m late because (a) I took the day off to host some of my boys from outta town and (b) my external hard drive fried last night so I gotta start over.

    Anyway, I remember this soundtrack from my youth and it was the definition of HARD! [Pause] Seriously, though, this was when Onyx sounded like they were going to come thru the speaker and bitch slap everybody…

  • http://pimpinpens.blogspot.com enzo

    good movie too. jeremy piven (ari from entourage) was such a little sniveling fuckhead in this movie. i was happy when dennis leary merked him.

  • http://pimpinpens.blogspot.com enzo

    don’t forget the Faith No More and Boo Ya Tribe junt.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Never even heard of this before (lets see 1993? yeah I was in 3rd grade I think LOL), but I wanna check it out if its dope like ya’ll say it is. Been listening to alot of ’90-’94 hip hop lately (its obviously better than whats been getting put out now), so I’ma have to check it out

  • Zulu1925

    *4th Try*

    @ Tony Grand$

    The general public is really confused concerning what they want. Or maybe I’m confused, because I’m hearing people say the want something different than what’s current, that reminds them of back in the day, but isn’t too far “out there” but is within the same style of music that’s always been done by the artist so that we can recognize their sound, but it’s changed up just enough so that they’re not selling out for money, yet keeping it real.

    BTW, I like alternative and most genres of music, too!

  • Zulu1925

    Sorry ’bout the multiple posts. The joints weren’t showing up in a timely fashion!

  • Dub Sac

    Onyx and Biohazard should have released an album together. They hooked up for the Slam remixes, and that shit was dope. They were a perfect fit for each other.

  • HAZMAT

    this album was dope… i remember LOUD records dropped a record around 98 with a bunch of metal bands and rap collabs… its the one that had Big Pun and Incubus remixing “not a player” .. shit was ill

    but if i had some rap/metal colabs now id like to see

    Tech N9ne with 3 Days Grace or Seether

    Jedi Mind Tricks with Slayer or Hatebreed

    i woulda liked to have seen DMX do something back in the slam dance days…

  • blaktwan

    Best rap/rock mix is RATM or Rage Against the Machine 4 the cats who don’t know.

    • tru predator

      they are the very deinition of rock rap and are the true pioneers.(not a knock to the beasties and run dmc who first created the sound)they set the bar.limp bizkit only popularized it.linkin park did it so well mainstream wise that it killed the genre not to mention the over saturation of rap rock acts.rage split up sadly.though there was a couple of really good rap/rock bands.there where way too many that sucked ass.hopefully rage reunites and does an album and tour.their concert with wu tang i went to in 97 was one of the best shows i ever went to.

  • tru predator

    who ever made this album heard the song by anthrax and public enemy “bring the noise”(which was the first pairing of rockers and rappers on a song) and thought it was genius and made a whole album of rock rap songs.

    • Capital G

      Bring the Noise was not the first rap/rock song. You forget about “Walk This Way”? It was a little something by Run DMC and Aerosmith, circa the mid ’80′s… Ring a bell yet?

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

        ^^first rap video played on MTV.

  • Big Picken

    ohh the memories