- Released: April 1, 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Rolling Stone - 9/2/93, pp.59-604 Stars
- Excellent - "...POETIC's survey of modern black pop spans from gangsta rap and lusty R&B to baby's-bottom-smooth soul and jazzy grooves...."
Entertainment Weekly - 6/18/93, p.55
"...[a] terrific, if imperfect, sampler of the sound of urban America in the '90s..." - Rating: A-
- 1.Get It Up - TLC
- 2.Indo Smoke - Mista Grimm
- 3.Well Alright - Babyface
- 4.Call Me A Mack - Usher Raymond
- 5.Waiting For You - Tony! Toni! Tone!
- 6.One In A Million - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
- 7.Nite & Day - Cultural Revolution
- 8.Poor Man's Poetry - Naughty By Nature
- 9.I've Been Waiting - Terri & Monica
- 10.Niggas Don't Give A Fuck - Dogg Pound
- 11.Definition Of A Thug Nigga - 2Pac
- 12.I Wanna Be Your Man - Chaka Demus & Pliers
- 13.Cash In My Hands - Nice & Smooth
- 14.Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer - Stevie Wonder
- 15.Justice's Groove - Stanley Clarke
Includes liner notes by John Singleton.
"Music from the motion picture" means a rap/R&B sampler, highlighted by the singles "Get It Up" by TLC (written by Prince), "Indo Smoke" by Mista Grimm, and "I Wanna Be Your Man" by Chaka Demus & Pliers. The most notable song from the movie, Academy Award-nominee "Again," sung by female lead Janet Jackson, does not appear for contractual reasons. ~ William Ruhlmann