- Released: January 11, 2005
- Label: EMI Europe Generic
Uncut - p.1144 stars out of 5
- "Hoop dreams highlighted by a hip hop/R&B selection which is solid and sussed; all-new cuts from fast-rising names....Jam-full of goodies."
- 1.All Night Long
- 2.No Need for Conversation
- 5.Roll Wit' You
- 6.Wouldn't You Like to Ride
- 8.Your Love (Is the Greatest Drug I've Ever Known)
- 9.This One
- 10.Beauty Queen
- 13.What Love Can Do
- 14.About Da Game
Composer: Trevor Rabin.
Personnel: Ryan Stoutenborough (guitar); Keith Mangels (bass guitar); French (programming); DJ Judge Mental (scratches); Canela Cox, LaKiesha Miles (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Claudio Cueni; Neil Pogue; Kevin "KD" Davis; Manny Marroquin; James Porte; Corner Boyz; Segal; Jean-Marie Horvat; Ken "Duro" Ifill; Leslie Brathwaite; Brian Garten; Carl Nappa.
Recording information: BWS Studios, Compton, CA; Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA; Derrty Ent. Studios, St. Louis, MO; deuCCe Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Full Deck Studios, St. Louis, MO; Ghost Manor Studios, NJ; Groundbreaking Studios, Atlanta, GA; JukeJoint, Los Angeles, CA; Larrabee North Studios; Larrabee Sound Studios, CA; LOC Down Studios, Cincinnati, OH; Mouth Of Babes; Red Zone Studios, Atlanta, GA; Right Track Studios, NY; Songbook Studios, Teaneck, NJ; Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, GA; The Saltmine, AZ; Trak Meet Studios, St. Louis, MO; United Technique Studios, Chicago, IL.
COACH CARTER, starring the perennially magnificent Samuel L. Jackson in the title role, was released in the midst of a slew of athletes-overcoming-the-odds movies during the early 2000s (REMEMBER THE TITANS, MIRACLE, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS). As the most street-oriented entry in the genre, COACH CARTER features a soundtrack that boasts a bevy of hip-hop luminaries rapping both hard and playful, along with a few R&B crooners to lighten the mood.
COACH CARTER basks in the subject of basketball, and an overwhelming portion of the action and tension in the movie takes place on the courts. The album echoes this adoration of the sport; on its first four tracks Red Cafe, Fabolous, Chingy, and the Game each throw in knowing references to basketball, its teams, and its celebrities. An all-star line-up including Kanye West and Common graces the flavorful "Wouldn't You Like to Ride," while Ciara and Van Hunt slow down the pace with the soulful numbers "Roll Wit' You" and "Your Love (Is the Greatest Drug I've Ever Known)," respectively. For fans of hip-hop, R&B, and basketball, the COACH CARTER soundtrack is a sure thing.