Men in Black [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Men in Black [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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R&B princes 3T, Ginuwine, and D'Angelo are featured as strong romantic cameos in this accompaniment to the mega-hit movie, but the crown undeniably belongs to Will Smith, who sat at the top of the charts and ruled the airwaves in 1997 with the title track. Smith isn't the only star in the…  See more details below

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R&B princes 3T, Ginuwine, and D'Angelo are featured as strong romantic cameos in this accompaniment to the mega-hit movie, but the crown undeniably belongs to Will Smith, who sat at the top of the charts and ruled the airwaves in 1997 with the title track. Smith isn't the only star in the bunch, however. Veterans like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest throw down smooth tracks, and Snoop Doggy Dogg (with the help of Jermaine Dupri) puts a G-funk spin on Kool and the Gang's classic "Get Down On It" (which becomes "We Just Wanna Party With You"). Nas and the Roots represent the rap intelligentsia with their offerings, and Trey Lorenz lends his golden tonsils to "Make You Happy." It may be Smith's joint, but the guests he invited make it a jumping one.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
Will Smith left recording for a movie career in the early '90s, becoming a bona fide star with 1996's Independence Day. He followed that film with the sci-fi comedy Men in Black, and for its soundtrack he decided to return to recording to help give the film a bit of a boost. It didn't need it -- it became one of the most successful films of 1997 -- but Smith's title track, as well as "Just Cruisin'," are evidence that his breezy charm is as evident in his rhymes as it is in his acting. The remainder of the record is just as good, featuring a wide array of funky, party-ready hip-hop from the likes of Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Trey Lorenz, 702, Buckshot LeFonque, and Nas. There are a few clunkers scattered across the album, but it is one of the best pop/urban soundtracks of 1997.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1997
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646816929
catalogNumber:
68169

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Hargrove   Trumpet
Kenny Kirkland   Piano,Keyboards
Trey Lorenz   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Kamal   Keyboards
Robert Hurst   Acoustic Bass
Snoop Dogg   Track Performer
Jeff "Tain" Watts   Drums
Nas   Track Performer
Buckshot LeFonque   Track Performer
Tribe Called Quest   Track Performer
Mariah Carey   Vocals
D'Angelo   Keyboards,Background Vocals
De La Soul   Track Performer
Kevin Eubanks   Slide Guitar
Matt Finders   Trombone
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
JD   Track Performer
Darryl Jones   Electric Bass
Branford Marsalis   Alto Saxophone
James Poyser   Piano,Keyboards
Vicki Randle   Percussion
Benjamin F. Wright   Conductor
3T   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Tichina Arnold   Background Vocals
Ginuwine   Track Performer
Corey Rooney   Keyboards
Black Thought   Vocals
Taryll Jackson   Vocals
Mookie   Guitar,Keyboards
Destiny's Child   Track Performer
Will Smith   Track Performer
?uestlove   Drums,Keyboards
Beyoncé   Vocals,Background Vocals
LeToya Luckett   Background Vocals
Troy Wimble   Vocals
LaTavia Roberson   Background Vocals
Kelly Rowland   Background Vocals
Ellis Taylor   Vocals
Coko   Background Vocals
Emoja   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Honey B. Fly   Background Vocals
Hub   Synthesizer Bass
Alicia Keys   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Charles Brackeen   Engineer
Trey Lorenz   Producer
Nas   Composer
Michael Alvord   Engineer
Steve Bartek   Orchestration
Mariah Carey   Producer
Dana Jon Chappelle   Engineer
De La Soul   Producer
Jermaine Dupri   Producer
Branford Marsalis   Producer,drum programming
Mark McKenzie   Orchestration
Benny Medina   Executive Producer
Shawn Murphy   Engineer
Bob Power   Engineer
Herb Powers   Mastering
James Poyser   Producer
Mike Scott   Engineer
Tony Smalios   Contributor
Patrick Smith   Engineer
Phil Tan   Engineer
D'Wayne Wiggins   Producer
Kenyatta Kelo Williams   Producer
Benjamin F. Wright   Arranger
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Engineer
Roots   Producer
Ginuwine   Arranger
Rob "Wacko" Hunter   Engineer
Poke   Producer,drum programming
Corey Rooney   Producer,drum programming
Ummah   Producer
Mookie   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Ellen Segal   Digital Editing
James Lassiter   Executive Producer
Joey Swails   Engineer
Will Smith   Composer
Reese Johnson   Producer
Ann Carli   Executive Producer
Jerome Malcolm   Producer
Ian Shubert   Engineer
Deconzo Smith   Composer,Producer
Tommie Hicks   Contributor
John Shrive   Engineer
Tone   Producer,drum programming
Kenny Stover   Composer
David Jolicouer   Composer
Greg Powers   Engineer

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Men in Black [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Will Smith has always been a good rapper, but Men In Black sparked his career. The title song is the gem of the album. There are numerous other notable artists which are featured, including D'Angelo, The Roots and De La Soul. Every track is excellent, but Smith (who also is featured in Just Cruisin') steals the show with some great songs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago