Uncut - 8/03, p.1124 stars out of 5
- "...An entertaining hip hop set, with bursts from Foxy Brown, N.E.R.D., and, of course, Queen Latifah..."n
Composer: Glen Lajeski.
Audio Mixer: Albert Leusink.
Recording information: Skip Saylor Studio, Hollywood, CA; Skip Taylor Studio, Hollywood, CA.
The soundtrack to the Queen Latifah vehicle BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE boasts a plethora of contemporary hip-hop talent, mostly chosen by Latifah herself. If the combination of N.E.R.D., Mr. Cheeks, and Foxy Brown isn't enough to rock your world, then there's the sure-fire Barry White slow-burn of "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More" to ensure maximum grooviness. Brown's "Watcha Gonna Do" misappropriates the bass riff and a few lyrics from Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" in the most exquisite way, while Mr. Cheeks's "Move Somethin" is, in inimitable Cheeks style, outrageous, absorbing, and danceable. Latifah herself makes a couple of appearances, notably on "Do Your Thing" with Mario Wynans where she brings her big-hearted, larger-than-life personality to bear on a typical "I am what I am" rap. But ultimately it's Barry White who both steals the show and locks the bedroom door from the inside with his inimitable "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More, Babe."