Office Space

Office Space

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The soundtrack to a hilarious comedy directed by Mike Judge of Beavis & Butthead fame, the Office Space soundtrack features a slew of old school gangsta rap tunes, as well as newer rap songs composed specifically for this soundtrack. Office Space concerned the hell of wage slavery, a torturous lifetime spent in cubicles and retail establishments

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The soundtrack to a hilarious comedy directed by Mike Judge of Beavis & Butthead fame, the Office Space soundtrack features a slew of old school gangsta rap tunes, as well as newer rap songs composed specifically for this soundtrack. Office Space concerned the hell of wage slavery, a torturous lifetime spent in cubicles and retail establishments with little hope of escape. In the movie, a group of lowly employees take on the man in various symbolic and humorous ways. Despite being damn funny and smartly written, Office Space wasn't a big hit at the box office. As impressive as the movie is its gangsta rap-heavy sound. Undoubtedly, Judge, who helped produce the soundtrack with Karyn Rachtman, is no novice when it comes to hip-hop. The soundtrack (and the movie in one incredibly silly scene) features a forgotten gangsta rap masterpiece from Scarface, "No Tears," where Scarface issues mad threats against some unnamed foes and drops bombs on everything in sight. It's one of the hardest-sounding tunes that gangsta rap ever gave birth to. Then there are a couple of knockout numbers from Scarface's former group, the Geto Boys: "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" and "Still." They've uncovered an overlooked, smoothly delivered cruising tune from Ice Cube, "Down for Whatever," which is atypically mellow for him. A couple of newer tunes having to do with the anti-work theme -- "Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee" from Canibus and Biz Markie, which incorporates bits from "Take This Job and Shove It," and Lisa Stone's decent cover of Dolly Parton's "9-5" -- are wedged in between all the old school numbers. Hollywood movies often feature hip-hop soundtracks, but rarely with a group of songs as fierce-sounding as these.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/1999
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949030827
catalogNumber:
90308
Rank:
89443

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Performance Credits

Geto Boys   Track Performer
Ice Cube   Track Performer
Scarface   Track Performer
Pérez Prado   Track Performer
Junior Reid   Track Performer
Biz Markie   Track Performer
Blackman   Track Performer
Kool Keith   Track Performer
Canibus   Track Performer
Slum Village   Track Performer
Lisa Stone   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Producer
Junior Reid   Producer
Salaam Remi   Producer
N.O. Joe   Producer
Karyn Rachtman   Executive Producer
Brad Jordan   Producer
Kool Keith   Producer
Bido   Producer
John Forté   Producer
Madness 4 Real   Composer,Producer
Mike Judge   Executive Producer

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Office Space 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
office space is one of the funniest movies ever....i like punk rock and i think this is good....so that says it all...damn it feels good to be a gangsta is the best...im listenin to it as i type this...buy the movie its better