Vibe - 9/00, p.242
3.5 records out of 5 - "...This is one of the more enjoyable soundtracks to come along in a while....It's THE KLUMPS and it bumps..."
The Source - 8/00, p.232
"...An all-star lineup of today's hottest hip-hop and R&B artists....its overall production, writing and sequencing makes for a hit collection."
Japanese edition features bonus video clips: "Doesn't Really Matter" (Janet Jackson) and "Thong Song" (Sisqo).
Usually, soundtracks don't move listeners in the same way as a new album from their favorite artist. However, this isn't the case with THE NUTTY PROFESSOR II. Like the first soundtrack, the album packs hits from Def Jam's talented roster, among others.
The first single "It Doesn't Matter" comes courtesy of the movie's co-star Janet Jackson, and there's plenty more of that dance vibe on offer throughout. Sisqo's "Thong Song," featuring Foxy Brown, is a definite winner, while the album's ballads keep the overall feel balanced. Where hip-hop is concerned, contributions from Jay-Z, Method Man, and Redman & Eminem will have the biggest impact.