NME (Magazine) - 11/17/01, p.487 out of 10
- "...A smoggy heat-haze concoction of beats, electronic detritus and synthetic funk..."
Personnel: Diane Gordon, Mamie Gunn, David B. Young, Deana Evans, Kathy Merrick, Timbaland, Traci Nelson, Tweet, Barbara Wilson, Bubba Sparxxx (vocals); Jeff Bass, Mike Elizondo (guitar, keyboards); Charile "CSUN" Bereal, Bill Pettaway, Sean Cruse (guitar); Tim Izo (flute); Kirv (piano); Dave Aron, Dr. Dre, Focus, DJ Hi-Tek, James Poyser, Mel-Man, Priest Brooks, Scott Spencer Storch, Camara Kambon (keyboards); Vikter Duplaix, Denaun Porter (drum programming); Philip De Marks Jr. (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jason Goldstein; Dave Aron; Dr. Dre; Joe Warlick; James Poyser; Jimmy Douglas; Richard Huredia; Steve Baughman; Timbaland; Tony Prendatt; Vikter Duplaix; Carlos Warlick.
Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; AXIS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Dopehouse Records, Claremont, CA; Encore Studios, Burbank, CA; Larrabee West, Los Angeles, CA; Larrabee, Los Angeles, CA; Noontime Studios, Atlanta, GA; Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA; Soundcastle Recordings, Silverlake, CA; Soundtrack Studios, New York, NY; Teklab, Cincinnati, OH; The Bank; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
THE WASH is a good-natured romp that showcases not only the musical talents of lauded West Coast rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, but the pair's unexpected acting abilities as well. Centered around the action at a car wash, the film boasts a soundtrack that unsurprisingly features some of the best hip-hop you're likely to find in our outside the vicinity of the silver screen. Naturally, there are tracks from Dre and Snoop, including the pumping mission statement "On the Blvd.," but other high-end rappers such as Xzibit and Busta Rhymes are on hand as well, making this soundtrack a wealth of hip-hop riches. To keep things from getting too monochromatic, neo-soul crooner Bilal offers a tune as well; his "Bring 2" is a churning, funky number full of melodic twists and turns, effectively balancing off the work of his rapping peers.