Believe it or not, The Cosby Show was revolutionary and A Different World was even more so. Before the culture vultures swooped in and gave any nigga with a decent pitch a reality show it was a REALLY big deal to see your culture represented on the big screen. Sure, Black people had movies all day; but young Black people with movies to cater to them? Shit was type amazing. The trickle down effect of these movies was that you’d always get soundtracks to go along with them, and these compilations housed some amazing moments in music. So with no further adieu I present to you my Top 7 OST’s from hip-hop related films.
ABOVE THE RIM
This is an interesting one to me because I find it intriguing that an album that is so West Coast is tied to a movie that is so East Coast. Maybe it had something to do with Tupac’s leading role in the film but we can’t blame Death Row’s involvement on him because, well, he wasn’t signed to the Row yet. *shrug* Either way, Suge and Dre put together one of the better compilations of music for a hip-hop film ever. While a few random cats like Rhythm & Knowledge popped up with jams (“U Bring Da Dog Out”), this album housed both the Wu-Tang-less version of SWV’s “Anything (Remix)” and Warren G’s “Regulate.”
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