Blade II [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Like the film it accompanies -- Wesley Snipes' vampire-slayer sequel -- the soundtrack to Blade II offers a thrill a minute, pairing some of the biggest names in hip-hop with their counterparts in the dance music world. Setting the tone is Marco Beltrami and Danny Saber's instrumental theme, a menacing piece built of electronic rhythms, industrial-inspired guitar breaks, and an insidious melody that suggests a spy film. Fittingly, the rappers featured bring out the edge in the knob-twiddlers. Eve's sharp-tongued rap on "Cowboy" toughens the sound of Fatboy Slim's bouncy track. Ice Cube plays a similar trick on Paul Oakenfold on the testosterone-pumped "Right Here, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Like the film it accompanies -- Wesley Snipes' vampire-slayer sequel -- the soundtrack to Blade II offers a thrill a minute, pairing some of the biggest names in hip-hop with their counterparts in the dance music world. Setting the tone is Marco Beltrami and Danny Saber's instrumental theme, a menacing piece built of electronic rhythms, industrial-inspired guitar breaks, and an insidious melody that suggests a spy film. Fittingly, the rappers featured bring out the edge in the knob-twiddlers. Eve's sharp-tongued rap on "Cowboy" toughens the sound of Fatboy Slim's bouncy track. Ice Cube plays a similar trick on Paul Oakenfold on the testosterone-pumped "Right Here, Right Now" not to be confused with identically named songs by Fatboy Slim and Jesus Jones, while the Crystal Method's rubbery beats prove a sturdy trampoline for Bubba Sparxxx on "Phdream." The reverse occurs on "I Against I," where Massive Attack's minimalist, nail-biting beats give Mos Def's normally smooth flow a molten edge. On a lighter note, "Gorillaz on my Mind" nicks the bouncy rhythm loop and bits of Damon Albarn's vocal line from the Gorillaz single "19-2000," which makes a surprisingly good background for Redman's smart-aleck rhymes. Those looking for an adrenaline-fueled listen guaranteed to boost the blood pressure and bring goose bumps to the neck should look no further than Blade II.
All Music Guide - Adam Bregman
The Blade II soundtrack to the relatively large-budgeted, B-movie sequel starring Wesley Snipes is the third in a series of soundtrack records that Happy Walters of Immortal Records assembled. The first, for the movie Judgment Night, included hip-hop and rock acts pairing up for new songs, and the second was for Spawn and featured electronica and hard rock acts. For Blade II, it's hip-hop and electronica acts, and Walters has assembled many of the biggest names in both genres. Electronica can work perfectly with hip-hop, adding a lot of fancier beats and grooves and making the songs distinctive from the usual hip-hop soundtrack. Among the best tracks are Eve and Fatboy Slim teaming up on "Cowboy," and even better is Ice Cube and Paul Oakenfold on "Right Here, Right Now," a song that's reminiscent of Cube's over-the-top performance on the huge single "We Be Clubbin'." Both of these tracks are catchy enough to be huge rap radio hits. Redman also adds plenty of character to his teaming with the Gorillaz, "Gorillaz on My Mind," a silly tune backed by some super funky music and some smooth background vocals.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • Label: Immortal
  • UPC: 724381206423
  • Catalog Number: 12064

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blade (Theme) (3:02)
  2. 2 Cowboy - Fatboy Slim (5:31)
  3. 3 I Against I (5:40)
  4. 4 Right Here, Right Now (4:10)
  5. 5 Tao of the Machine - BT (3:17)
  6. 6 Child of the Wild West (4:14)
  7. 7 The One (3:44)
  8. 8 We Be Like This (5:45)
  9. 9 Gorillaz on My Mind (4:30)
  10. 10 Gangsta Queens - Rah Digga (3:54)
  11. 11 Phdream (3:52)
  12. 12 Raised in the Hood (3:26)
  13. 13 Gettin' Aggressive - Mystikal (3:39)
  14. 14 Mind What You Say - Buppy (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cypress Hill Track Performer
Ice Cube Track Performer
Massive Attack Track Performer
Redman Track Performer
Busta Rhymes Track Performer
Stephen Erdody Cello
Eve Track Performer
Endre Granat Violin
Alan Kaplan Trombone
Danny Saber Bass, Guitar
Mystikal Track Performer
Fatboy Slim Track Performer
Kid Koala scratching
Silkk the Shocker Track Performer
Trina Track Performer
Mos Def Track Performer
Volume 10 Track Performer
Jadakiss Track Performer
Bubba Sparxxx Track Performer
John Richard Lewis Trumpet
Fabolous Track Performer
Technical Credits
Moby Producer
Paul Oakenfold Producer
Martin Brumbach Remixing
Norman Cook Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Earl Hudson Composer
Darryl Jenifer Composer
Tom Morello Producer
Muggs Producer
Steve Osborne Producer
Danny Saber Programming, Producer
Robert "3D" del Naja Arranger, Producer
BT Programming, Producer, Engineer
Roni Size Producer
The Crystal Method Producer
Dan the Automator Producer
Peter Frankfurt Soundtrack Executive Producer
Wesley Snipes Soundtrack Executive Producer
Alex Swift Programming
Groove Armada Producer
Simon Thornton Engineer
Mocean Worker Producer, Remixing
Dub Pistols Producer
Marco Beltrami Producer, Orchestration
Volume 10 Producer
Andy Cato Composer
Bob Bowen Music Executive
Static Revenger Contributor
Mitch Rotter Soundtrack Executive Producer
Matthew Lindauer Art Direction
Tom Findlay Composer
Gorillaz Producer
Rashia Fisher Composer
Kasseem Dean Composer
Guillermo del Toro Soundtrack Executive Producer
G. W. Miller Composer
Paul Hudson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The "House Of Pain" Club Scene Song!!!!!!!

    The song, which isn't on the album, is called BLOOD IS PUMPIN by VOODOO & SERANO. It's the electronica song played during the club scene of Blade II and failed to make it to the album. But it is available on other dics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blade II Review:

    Its the best soundtrack of the year! Even better than the first!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    please help me in my search

    sorry for not reviewing, but i'm looking for the title of the hardhouse song played in the ''house of pain'' - club in the movie. Dang, that's hard to find..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The answer to the ''House Of Pain'' question.

    It's Blood is pumping, by Voodoo + Serrano (blackdragonprime@yahoo.com)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd

    all around good cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BLADE II

    Blade 2 is an awesome album. I just bought it and it ROCKS!!! I would definately recommend buying the album. The combination or hip-hop and electronica music is an ecletic new style and it is definately something new. I have to say, this album is a great CD to dance to, as well as use for mixing and playing at dance clubs. I am really surprised at how good the combination of different styles were pulled off to sound a blend so smooth, it just makes your head spin. Blade 2 is an awesome soundtrack and the collaboration of different styles totally differentiates it from the rest of the stuff on the radio! If you love MOS DEF listen to #3, I would also recommend #5,6,10 and 11. BLADE 2 ROCKS!!!

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