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-
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