Soundtrack Shaft [2000 Original Soundtrack]

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CD Details

  • Released: June 13, 2000
  • Label: Arista

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 6/23/00, pp.102-3
"...This is an arsenal of blaxploitation-funk homages from some of today's most affecting rap...and R&B acts..." - Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly - 6/23/00, pp.102-3
"...This is an arsenal of blaxploitation-funk homages from some of today's most affecting rap...and R&B acts..." - Rating: B+
CMJ - 8/00, p.66
"...It might not be the 1971 all-Hayes classic, but Samuel L. Jackson on the cover bodes well for any soundtrack."
CMJ - 8/00, p.66
"...It might not be the 1971 all-Hayes classic, but Samuel L. Jackson on the cover bodes well for any soundtrack."
Vibe - 8/00, p.165
"...A reasonably hot summer soundtrack....Alicia Key's 'Rock Wit You' lives up to the original album: With Hayes himself providing string arrangements and getting ill on the Rhodes....it's ruggedly sexy..."
Vibe - 8/00, p.165
"...A reasonably hot summer soundtrack....Alicia Key's 'Rock Wit You' lives up to the original album: With Hayes himself providing string arrangements and getting ill on the Rhodes....it's ruggedly sexy..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
  • 2.Bad Man - R. Kelly
  • 3.Up and Outta Here - R. Kelly
  • 4.Do What I Gotta Do - Donell Jones
  • 5.Rock Wit U - Alicia Keys
  • 6.We Servin' - Big Gipp
  • 7.Tough Guy - OutKast / UGK
  • 8.2 Glock 9's - T.I.P./Beanie Sigel
  • 9.Summer Rain - Carl Thomas
  • 10.Automatic - Sleepy Brown / Backbone / Big Rube
  • 11.Pimp Sh*t - Too Short
  • 12.Cheatin' - Liberty City
  • 13.Fix Me - Eve / Jadakiss / Parl‚
  • 14.How You Want It? - Mil
  • 15.Ain't Gonna See Tomorrow - Mystikal
  • 16.My Lovin' Will Give You Something - Angie Stone
  • 17.Serenata Negra - Fulanito

Product Description:

Producers: Kawan "KP" Prather, Bill Stephney, Antonio "LA" Reid.
Producers: Kawan "KP" Prather, Bill Stephney, Antonio "LA" Reid.
Personnel: Pimp C, Sleepy Brown, Backbone, Big Boi, Big Rube, Bun B (vocals); Sheldon Goode (guitar, strings); Daris Adkins, Billy Odum, Donnie Lyle, Randy Bowland (guitar); Karen Karlsrud, Maura Giannini, Winterton Garvey, Ann Labin, Pamela Posk, Anthony Posk, Masako Yanagita, Martha Caplin, Ron Oakland, Sheila Reinhold, Richard Auldon Clark, Richard Henrickson (violin); Kenneth Burward-Hoy, Olivia Koppell, Maxine Roach, Harold Coletta (viola); Jesse Levy, Kermit Moore (cello); Jimmy Brown, Lew Del Gatto (flute); Joe Torano (saxophone); Bob Milikan, Johnny Britt, Dave Trigg (trumpet); Marshall Sealy, John Clark (French horn); Keith O'Quinn, Douglas Purviance, Birch Johnson (trombone); Alicia Keys (piano, keyboards, background vocals); Isaac Hayes (Fender Rhodes piano, organ); Alfreda Gerald (organ); Organized Noize (keyboards, drums); Marvin "Chanz" Parkman, Gerald Jackson, McKinley Horton, Earthtone III, Lester Snell (keyboards); Ian Mereness (programming); Cliff Lighty, Fred Sawyers, Gerry DeVeaux, Patrick "Sleepy" Brown, Joi Gilliam, Myra Walker, Angie Stone (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: John Frye; Andre Debourg; David Gamson; Michael Romanowski; Gerry DeVeaux; Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander ; Rob Chirelli; Gerry Brown ; Josh Butler; Peter Mokran; The Legendary Traxster; Tony Maserati ; Tony Prendatt; Tony Smalios; Windose International; Sheldon Goode.
Recording information: Backyard Beats, Atlanta, GA; Battery Studios, New York, NY; Blue Basement Recording, Atlanta, GA; Chicago Trax, Chicago, IL; Daddy's House Recording Studios, New York, NY; Darp Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; Doppler Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; Legendary Traxster Inc. Studios, Chicago, IL; Marcus Studios, London, England; National Recording Studio, New York, NY; Patchwerk Recording Studio, Atlanta, GA; Playground Minimansion Stuido, NJ; Powerhouse Studios, Yonkers, NY; Room Digital, NJ; Sony Studios, New York, NY; Sound On Sound Recording Studios, New York, NY; Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA; Studio 353, New York, NY; The Dungeon Recording Studio, Atlanta, GA; The Studio, Philadelphia, PA; Tree Sound, Atlanta, GA.
Editors: Abel Garibaldi; Ian Mereness.
Arrangers: David Gamson; Earthtone III; Alicia Keys; R. Kelly.
Despite its codification into our collective pop culture consciousness, Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft" is a highly original composition. It's been remade by Hayes himself for the remade Shaft film, and appropriately kicks off this collection of tunes from the movie by some of R&B's New Jacks.
A diverse selection of artists encompass the collection, from lascivious soul stirrer R. Kelly to the rugged Latin hip-hop of Fulanito, along with many other noteworthy diversions that represent the many flavors of contemporary urban soul. Most of the material focuses on John Shaft's street smarts and bravado, or the film's pimps, hoes, and gangsta imagery. As expected, Southern hip-hop is well represented, with Outkast, Mystikal, and Big Gipp from Goodie Mob contributing. The tracks offer typically gritty observations on street life, over bleak, minor chords and busy percussion. T.I.P. featuring Beanie Sigel offers "2 Glock 9's," one of the soundtrack's most rugged grooves, a minimal, stripped-down drum break that stutters and skids backwards and forwards over a Notorious BIG vocal sample and is easily the eeriest track on the album. The only light relief is provided by Too $hort's "Pimp Sh*t," a humorous foray into playa politics.

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  • UPC: 730082608022
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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