Love & Basketball [Soundtrack]
Thanks to the stratosphere-level alley-oops and street aesthetic popularized by the cornrows, baggy shorts, and B-boy stance of Allen Iverson, the ballet of hoopdom is best scored by today's R&B and hip-hop artists. So it's only appropriate that the soundtrack to the Spike Lee-produced film "Love and Basketball" includes old and new jams that fit the tale's urban landscape. Loverman Donell Jones bounds through the Rahsaan Patterson-penned "I''ll Go." The super-group Lucy Pearl, which consists of Tony Toni Toné's Raphael Saadiq, En Vogue's Dawn Robinson, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, makes a splash with the buoyant "Dance Tonight." Angie Stone puts a gospel spin on her remake of Simply Red's "Holding Back the Years," and newcomer Bilal mines the falsetto highs of Prince and D'Angelo on "Soul Sista." These new gems share time with hip classics -- Rufus featuring Chaka Khan's "Sweet Thing," Al Green's "Love and Happiness," Rob Base's "It Takes Two," and Guy's "I Like" -- that lend a nostalgic yet progressive appeal to the album. Excuse the rim-rocking analogy, but LOVE AND BASKETBALL scores in more ways than one. Like Shaq lighting up a triple-double at the Forum -- it's fantastic!
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- Watertower Music
Performance CreditsMC Lyte Track Performer
Kim Hill Background Vocals
Green Track Performer
Guy Track Performer
Winterton Garvey Concert Master
Sanaa Lathan Actor
Meshell Ndegeocello Track Performer
Roger Track Performer
Raphael Saadiq Bass
Nubians Track Performer
Rufus Track Performer
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Track Performer
Donell Jones Track Performer
Esthero Background Vocals
Black Eyed Peas Track Performer
Omar Epps Actor
Alfre Woodward Actor
South Central Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Printz Board Bass,Trumpet,Keyboards
Lucy Pearl Track Performer
Bilal Track Performer
Dennis Haysbert Actor
Technical CreditsGreen Composer
Terence Blanchard Composer
Reginald Dozier Engineer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges Composer
Steve "Silk" Hurley Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
James Mtume Vocal Producer
Bill Malina Engineer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Producer
Tony Peluso Engineer
Tony Prendatt Engineer
Angie Stone Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Raphael Saadiq Producer,String Arrangements,String Writing
Craig Bauer Engineer
Kenny Seymour String Arrangements,keyboard arrangements
Spike Lee Producer
Mark Kaufman Music Executive
Sidney Baldwin Still Pictures
James Lassiter Executive Soundtrack Producer
Pilar McCurry Executive Soundtrack Producer
Esthero String Arrangements
Lori Silfen Music Business Affairs
Steve Johnson Engineer
Will Adams Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Mitch Rotter Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jake & the Phatman Producer,drum programming
Abdul Zhuri Guitar Arrangements
Jamal Peoples keyboard arrangements
Dana Sano Music Executive
Johnny Lee Art Direction
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You gotta go out and see the movie. Sanaa Lathan is my favorite actress and I'd do just about anything to see her movies. Keep it going girl. #1 fan
I absolutely love this soundtrack. If you've seen the movie, buying the sountrack is like reliving this excellent film. Angie Stone does a wonderful remake of 'Holding back the years'....This album definitely delivers. I groove to the CD in my car everyday..
the movie is an excelent movie, it's great, and the black guys is so so so so so so so very hot!!
It is my all time Favorite movie and it always will be! I haven't gotten the soundtrack yet, but I am as soon as i get money, and I've downloaded some of the songs and they are the best!!!!
If u love basketball u will love this movie. I loved this movie so much that i have seen it 12 times. That's how good it is and i highly recommend it if u have not seen it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't heard the CD yet but if its like the movie I know that I will love it. I think that Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan are such good actors and I will support them throughout each movie they do. Does anyone knows if they r still dating? The chemistry between the two give the movie such a real feeling and the movie has also encouraged me to learn basketball so that I spend more time with my boyfriend. Natasha in the United Kingdom
Love and Basketball is the #1 movie of the year. The soundtrack is great! So go buy a cd or a casste and go wild! Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps congradulations for the great roll in this movie! Also, keep up the great work!!!!!
The songs on this CD range from jump up and get down music to just chill in your room and listen music. The CD is great, I just ordered it from here, but ive been listening to a friends. Buy it, if you loved the movie like i did, youll love listening to the cd. It takes you back to remembering the scenes.
This soundtrack is HOT HOT HOT!! Highly recommended. Old school at its best.