- Released: April 18, 2000
- Label: Watertower Music
Entertainment Weekly - 4/21/00, p.79
"A jumble of brassy hip-hop beats and shallow R&B grooves...[which] plays like a prom night set list. Danceable and romantic...with well-chosen slow-dance numbers providing the sway." - Rating: B
- 1.I'll Go
- 2.It Takes Two
- 3.Dance Tonight
- 4.Complete Beloved
- 5.I Like
- 6.Lyte as a Rock
- 7.Holding Back the Years
- 8.Love and Happiness
- 9.Soul Sista
- 10.Sweet Thing
- 11.I Want to Be Your Man
- 12.Fool of Me
Composer: Terence Blanchard.
Personnel: Printz Board (trumpet, keyboards); Steve "Silk" Hurley (programming); Jake & the Phatman (drum programming); Esthero, Kim Hill (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Neil Pogue; Dave Pensado; Rob Chiarelli; Steve "Silk" Hurley.
Recording information: Clinton Recording Studio; HINGE, Chicago, IL; Silk Studios, Chicago, IL; The Stewchia, Los Angeles, CA; Toast Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA; Track Record, Inc., North Hollywood, CA.
Actors: Omar Epps; Alfre Woodward; Dennis Haysbert; Sanaa Lathan.
Photographer: Sidney Baldwin.
Arrangers: Angie Stone; Steve "Silk" Hurley; Will Adams.
A touching and fascinating film, Love and Basketball also has a solid soundtrack. Songs like MeShell Ndege'ocello's "Fool of Me" help punctuate this story of childhood friends who love each other almost as much as they love the game of basketball. Other highlights of the soundtrack include songs from MC Lyte, Al Green, and Rufus. ~ Stacia Proefrock