Love & Basketball [Soundtrack]

Love & Basketball [Soundtrack]

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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

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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!

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
A touching and fascinating film, Love and Basketball also has a solid soundtrack. Songs like MeShell Ndege'ocello's "Fool of Me" help punctuate this story of childhood friends who love each other almost as much as they love the game of basketball. Other highlights of the soundtrack include songs from MC Lyte, Al Green, and Rufus.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2000
Label:
Watertower Music
UPC:
0794043900129
catalogNumber:
39001

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

MC 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 Credits

Green   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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Love & Basketball [Soundtrack] 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie is an excelent movie, it's great, and the black guys is so so so so so so so very hot!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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..
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is HOT HOT HOT!! Highly recommended. Old school at its best.