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… See more details below

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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!

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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
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
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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