Corruptor [Original Soundtrack]

Corruptor [Original Soundtrack]

     
 

Here's one for the when-pigs-fly files: a good rap album with Mark Wahlberg's name on it. Granted, Wahlberg doesn't sing on this disc; he co-starred in The Corruptor with Chow Yun-Fat (great chemistry, that). The film bought it pretty quick, but not before New Line Cinema authorized two soundtracks: the film score from Carter BurwellSee more details below

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Here's one for the when-pigs-fly files: a good rap album with Mark Wahlberg's name on it. Granted, Wahlberg doesn't sing on this disc; he co-starred in The Corruptor with Chow Yun-Fat (great chemistry, that). The film bought it pretty quick, but not before New Line Cinema authorized two soundtracks: the film score from Carter Burwell and, here, a generous helping of rap from Jive Records billed as The Corruptor: The Soundtrack. There was a time when soundtracks actually featured songs from the movie, but over the years labels have taken liberties with that rule, noting that most people forget which songs were used in the movie anyway (when they don't forget the whole movie altogether). The Corruptor does feature some songs from the film, leaves out others, and fills the holes with Jive Records' stable of artists. Yeah, you're being marketed to with this disc, but credit Jive with making the most of a limited opportunity. In fact, the disc performed better than the movie, cracking the Top 50 and generating the popular "5 Boroughs." It's unlikely you'll enjoy everything on here, any more than you'll like every candy in a Whitman's Sampler. Some of the artists, like Jane Blaze, are relative unknowns; others, like Mobb Deep and Jay-Z, are major-league. Still, not every major-league artist comes through with a hit here. Jay-Z's "More Money, More Cash, More Hoes [Remix]" is less than stellar, U.G.K. is tapped for Dirty Money's "Take It Off" (which they should have), and the attempt to work "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" into "Feel the Rush" is just God-awful. But that leaves over a dozen tracks that get it right, from the sweet samples of "The Corruptor's Execution" to Murda Mil's "Have You Heard of Me?" As you'd expect, gangster themes and naughty words are part of the mix -- they don't call it The Corruptor for nuthin' -- but as "explicit advisory" discs go this is pretty tame. The last track? Well, that's actually from Carter Burwell's film score. Just a little bit of cross-cross-marketing is all.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1999
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0012414167125
catalogNumber:
41671

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Torn   Guitar
Val Young   Background Vocals
Redman   Track Performer
Prodigy   Track Performer
B-Legit   Track Performer
E-40   Track Performer
Mobb Deep   Track Performer
L. Carl Burnett   Rhythm Guitar
Carter Burwell   Conductor
DMX   Track Performer
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Geoffrey Gordon   Percussion
Gordon Gottlieb   Percussion
KRS-One   Track Performer
John Moses   Clarinet
Night and Day   Track Performer
Pimp C   Track Performer
Erick Sermon   Keyboards
Too $hort   Track Performer
UGK   Track Performer
Mystikal   Track Performer
Keith Murray   Track Performer
Keith Eaddy   Bass Guitar
Jay-Z   Track Performer
Charles Pettaway   Bass
Killah Priest   Track Performer
Cam'ron   Track Performer
Sauce Money   Track Performer
Jane Blaze   Track Performer
Memphis Bleek   Track Performer
Mic Vandalz   Track Performer
Truck Turner   Track Performer
Bun B   Track Performer
Big Stan   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Carter Burwell   Programming,Producer
Michael Denten   Engineer
Michael Farrow   Score
Eric Gast   Engineer
Adam Gazzola   Digital Editing
Troy Hightower   Engineer
Marley Marl   Producer,Engineer
Night and Day   Producer
Pimp C   Producer
Joe Quinde   Remixing
Erick Sermon   Producer
Chris Trevett   Engineer
Leroy Snake White   Engineer
Yogi   Producer
Matt Hathaway   Engineer
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Engineer
Bob Tucker   Engineer
Tom Coyne   Mastering
Havoc   Producer
Carlos Warlick   Engineer
Charles McCrorey   Engineer
Tim Donovan   Engineer
Legendary Traxster   Producer,Engineer
Steve Sola   Engineer
Chaz Harper   Digital Editing
Lori Silfen   Music Executive
Grease   Producer
Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool   Producer
Battlecat   Producer
Patrick Viala   Engineer
Kasseem Dean   Composer

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