Blazin'

Blazin'

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Back in the '30s, '40s, and '50s, movie music usually meant faceless instrumental background music that was played by the in-house orchestras of Hollywood's film studios. But these days, many film directors don't believe that movies have to use faceless, impersonal instrumental music -- they will use anything from rock to country to Brazilian pop if they think it

Overview

Back in the '30s, '40s, and '50s, movie music usually meant faceless instrumental background music that was played by the in-house orchestras of Hollywood's film studios. But these days, many film directors don't believe that movies have to use faceless, impersonal instrumental music -- they will use anything from rock to country to Brazilian pop if they think it works. While a romantic comedy might call for a lot of adult contemporary, an action film that has an urban, inner-city orientation (such as New Jack City) might use an abundance of rap. In fact, rap is the only thing that you will find on the soundtrack for the action movie Blazin' -- and the vast majority of it is gritty, in-your-face hardcore rap rather than commercial pop-rap. Nonetheless, this 20-track CD is fairly diverse, ranging from uplifting black consciousness rhymes (including KRS-1's "I Will Make It" and Arrested Development's "Lost Soldiers") to southern California gangsta rap like the South Central Cartel's "Face and a Blast" and Above the Law member Big Hutch's "Players, Gangsters, and Ballers." Veteran L.A. rapper King T (formerly King Tee) isn't really a gangsta rapper, but "That 'G' Sh*t" does employ the sort of player/hustler imagery that is a big part of both West Coast gangsta rap and the Dirty South school of hardcore rap. King T (who has been rapping as long as KRS-1) is among hip-hop's unsung heroes, and "That 'G' Sh*t" demonstrates that he is flexible enough to update his rapping style and be relevant to early-'00s tastes. Does one need to have seen the film Blazin' in order to get into its soundtrack? Absolutely not. Regardless of whether or not one has seen the movie, this CD offers an enjoyable variety of rap sounds.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
ACTIVATE
UPC:
0820167700120
catalogNumber:
7001

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Tee   Track Performer
South Central Cartel   Track Performer
Gravediggaz   Track Performer
Saafir   Track Performer
L.V.   Track Performer
Raekwon   Track Performer
Big Pun   Track Performer
Black Eyed Peas   Track Performer
Printz Board   Trumpet,Keyboards
Cuban Link   Track Performer
Shade Sheist   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Arrested Development   Producer
King Tee   Composer
South Central Cartel   Composer
Gravediggaz   Composer
Beatnuts   Producer
E-A-Ski   Producer
KRS-One   Composer,Producer
Prodeje   Producer
Rondo   Producer
Speech   Producer
True Master   Producer
Doctor   Producer
CMT   Producer
Domingo Ramos   Producer
Sunz of Man   Composer,Producer
Black Eyed Peas   Composer
Damizza   Producer
Phenom   Producer
Beat Pharmacie   Composer,Producer
Young Oz   Producer
Melle Mel   Producer

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