Hustle & Flow [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
The gritty drama Hustle & Flow has a southern-fried charm that captures the authenticity of hard-knock life in Memphis. That keep-it-real theme extends to the soundtrack, which spotlights many Dirty South rappers more than familiar with all things crunk. The underdog tale's plot revolves around Djay -- portrayed to smoldering effect by Terrence Howard -- a broke pimp trying to escape the inner city by becoming an MC, so the images peppering his rhymes aren't pretty. His lyrics are the work of Memphis native Al Kapone, and his flow proves to be a neat fit for Howard, who convincingly steps to the mic as a part of his role. And while the Oscar-nominated actor ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
The gritty drama Hustle & Flow has a southern-fried charm that captures the authenticity of hard-knock life in Memphis. That keep-it-real theme extends to the soundtrack, which spotlights many Dirty South rappers more than familiar with all things crunk. The underdog tale's plot revolves around Djay -- portrayed to smoldering effect by Terrence Howard -- a broke pimp trying to escape the inner city by becoming an MC, so the images peppering his rhymes aren't pretty. His lyrics are the work of Memphis native Al Kapone, and his flow proves to be a neat fit for Howard, who convincingly steps to the mic as a part of his role. And while the Oscar-nominated actor won't be giving Jay-Z a run for his money anytime soon, he holds his own over the swaggering beats of the ominous "Whoop That Trick" and the smoother but no less streetwise "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." Elsewhere, the pros keep the bass-heavy vibe going, whether it's New Orleans' Juvenile teaming up with Skip & Wacko on the head-bobbing "Booty Language," Houston rapper Mike Jones hooking up with singer Nicole Wray on the R&B-infused "Still Tippin' (It's a Man's World Remix)," or the aforementioned Al Kapone on the jittery "Get Crunk, Get Buck." With all of the talent assembled here, Hustle & Flow is one of the best hip-hop soundtracks to come down the pike since 8 Mile.
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The lineup spread across the soundtrack for Hustle & Flow cannot be denied. T.I., Juvenile, 8 Ball, and MJG, E-40, Trillville, Boyz N da Hood, Mike Jones, and several others make this a timely and fitting companion to the film. More importantly, in keeping the connection between film and soundtrack as tight as possible, a couple tracks performed by actor Terrence Howard -- as Hustle and Flow protagonist DJay, a pimp turned MC -- are included, along with a handful of dialogue bits. Al Kapone, a Memphis-based rapper asked by director Craig Brewer to write DJay's rhymes, also appears, only adding to the authenticity. While the soundtrack complements the film, most of the tracks provided by the big guns aren't top-level. That doesn't mean that the disc is useless for those who don't see the film altogether, the tracks are more memorable than the average cuts granted to a soundtrack, but it's more New Jersey Drive or Bad Boys II than Juice or Above the Rim.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678382222
  • Catalog Number: 83822
  • Sales rank: 25,574

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a King - P$C (3:32)
  2. 2 Swerve - Webbie (4:09)
  3. 3 Microphone (Skit) - Pawn Shop Owner (1:02)
  4. 4 It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp - Terrence Howard (3:00)
  5. 5 Tell Me Why (4:04)
  6. 6 P***y N***az - Bohagon (4:48)
  7. 7 Whoop That Trick - Djayz (4:26)
  8. 8 Bum Guy (Skit) - Arnel's Drunk (1:55)
  9. 9 Man Up - Trillville (4:43)
  10. 10 Carbon 15's, A.K.'s & Mac 11's (3:50)
  11. 11 Lil' Daddy - Chopper (4:25)
  12. 12 Let's Get a Room (4:14)
  13. 13 Booty Language - Skip & Wacko (4:05)
  14. 14 Bad B**cH - Webbie (3:59)
  15. 15 We in Charge (Skit) - Nola (1:01)
  16. 16 Hustle and Flow (It Ain't Over) - Djayz (3:30)
  17. 17 Still Tippin' - Mike Jones (4:42)
  18. 18 Murder Game - P$C (5:24)
  19. 19 Get Crunk, Get Buck - Al Kapone (3:55)
  20. 20 Man Ain't Like a Dog (Skit) - Terrence Howard (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christopher Dennis Vocals
Al Kapone Vocals
Stefanie Bolton Vocals
Craig Love Guitar
Taraji P. Henson Vocals
Terrence Howard Vocals
Pooh Bear Background Vocals
Tydial Vocals
Young AJ Vocals
Technical Credits
Wingy Manone Mastering
Dada Producer
C.P. Love Composer
J. Allen Producer
L.D. Dixon Composer
Dr. Jam Producer
Niko Lyras Producer, Engineer
Keith Mack Producer
J.C. Phillips Composer
E. Stevens Composer
Jonathan Lewis Producer
Al Kapone Composer, Producer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith Producer
Taj "Mahal" Tilghman Engineer
DJ Paul Producer, Engineer
Anthony Dent Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Kevin Liles Executive Producer
A. Dent Composer
Scott Bomar Score
C. Thomas Composer
C. Harris Composer
C. Duane Coleman Composer
John Singleton Executive Producer
T. Hatch Composer
T. Gray Composer
Jonathan Powell Composer
Jeremy Allen Producer
Jay Kadis Producer
Mark Vinten Engineer
Chris Carmouche Engineer
Ryan Leslie Producer
Jason Geter Producer, Executive Producer
Dave Junco Engineer
Mike Foster Engineer
J.L. Jenkins Composer
Salih Williams Producer
Horace "Bubba" Mitchell Engineer
Victor Abijaudi Engineer
Sinasta Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Elliot Carter Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Hip Hop soundtracks in a long time

    straight up, this is one of the siccest hip hop soundtracks of all time. the production is tight, the lyrics are sick, the beats pound as hard as hell. lil jon did a lot of the production for this album and i gotta shout him out cause his beats pound and make you feel like you're in the club

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