Wackness

Wackness

     
 

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The soundtrack to The Wackness does a wonderful job representing the film's setting, 1994 New York City, and the hip-hop soundtrack any small-time weed dealer of the time might be listening to. If Josh Peck's character from the film made you a mixtape, this would be it and you would no doubt give him props for his taste, right before begging for another one.See more details below

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The soundtrack to The Wackness does a wonderful job representing the film's setting, 1994 New York City, and the hip-hop soundtrack any small-time weed dealer of the time might be listening to. If Josh Peck's character from the film made you a mixtape, this would be it and you would no doubt give him props for his taste, right before begging for another one. Having the Notorious B.I.G.'s "The What," Craig Mack's "Fava in Your Ear," Nas' "The World Is Yours," and A Tribe Called Quest's "Can I Kick It?" all in one place is awesome enough, but where The Wackness completely betrays its title is with the details. Take the inclusion of "I Can't Wake Up," a forgotten masterpiece where KRS-One dreams he's a blunt being passed from Kid Capri to Yo-Yo and on to Chubb Rock plus plenty of other Golden Age names worth remembering. Biz Markie's joyful "Just a Friend" plus the reggae chestnut "Long Shot Kick de Bucket" kick the feel-good vibe into overdrive, and suddenly you realize you're listening to not just one of the most fitting but also one of the most uplifting hip-hop soundtracks -- throwback or otherwise -- available. [The Wackness was also made available in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0886973168622
catalogNumber:
731686
Rank:
159608

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pioneers   Track Performer
Nas   Track Performer
Notorious B.I.G.   Track Performer
Craig Mack   Track Performer
R. Kelly   Track Performer
Biz Markie   Track Performer
KRS-One   Track Performer
Total   Track Performer
Raekwon   Track Performer
Faith Evans   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Peter Philips   Composer
Lou Reed   Composer
David Torn   Composer
R. Bell   Composer
Biz Markie   Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer
Robert "Spike" Mickens   Composer
Herb Middleton   Composer
John Starks   Composer
Faith Evans   Composer
Pete Thea   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Dennis Coles   Composer
Robert Diggs   Composer
Chucky Thompson   Composer
Mary Frierson   Composer
Will Smith   Composer
Randy Ryan   Composer
Craig Simpkins   Composer
Alton Taylor   Composer
Mark South   Composer
Joseph Howell   Composer
Christopher Wallace   Composer
George Agard   Composer
Gary Grice   Composer
Nasir "Nas" Jones   Composer
Maria Triana   Mastering
Bryan Elliott Lawson   Producer
Keith Calder   Producer
Felipe Marino   Producer
Joe Neurauter   Producer
Corey Woods   Composer

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