Brown Sugar Soundtrack, Content/Copy-Protected CD
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Smooth music devoid of flash but rich in vintage hip-hop and soul dominates the accompaniment to this urban love story. Mary J. Blige's "Never Been" pulses like a gentle lullaby ode to desire, and Jill Scott's "Easy Conversation" flutters with her sultry, airy voice and mellow strumming. Angie Stone's "Bring Your Heart" pulses with lazy piano countermelody and honey-sweet vocals, while Cassandra Wilson's take on Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" is understated and folkish. Mos Def provides an edge to several tracks--"Breakdown," featuring fadeaway horns, and the "fine," fiercely rhymed version of "Brown Sugar." On a similarly uptempo bent, the Roots add in funky echoes and stutters to "Act Too (Love of My Life)," Black Star's "raw" version of "Brown Sugar" is sharp-tongued, and Eric B. & Rakim's sample-happy "Paid in Full" is a sprawling trip down old-school hip-hop's memory lane. Yet for all of its nods to the past, Brown Sugar sounds distinctly modern. Instead of just rehashing the past, its artists celebrate the spirit of bygone days with warm affection and loving care, which envelops the soundtrack in a cohesive and comforting glow. --Annie Zaleski
Top Customer Reviews
I reviewed this album already but I just want to comment on the fact that my album also said "Copy-Protected CD". I put it in my computer, it started playing in a little program. But I closed that program, pressed "Record" on my Musicmatch program and the songs copied to my computer instantly. I played those tracks from the computer: no scratches, weird sounds, etc. I guess the now defunct MCA Records meant, "certain CD's are copy-protected", trying to get people not to copy from it, use it to share on KaZaA or Soulseek, or (heaven forbid) use certain tracks to make compilations out of. Nice try.
P.S. To answer another reviewer's question, D'Angelo's "Brown Sugar" isn't on this soundtrack because that song has to do with rolling trees. But there are other songs that should have been on this soundtrack that were actually featured in the movie like India.Arie's "Get It Together" and Blackalicious' "Nowhere Fast". That would have made this soundtrack better. -EJR
The copy protection has so soured me on this soundtrack I kinda loathe it and shy away from attempting to play it. From what I've heard, it's pretty good, maybe worth a 3.
Hey saw this CD on the net and thought the CDs was going to be off the hook. So I order on line and, purchased it thinking, I could play it in my vehicle. When I got the CD, first thing I did, was put it in and, guest what? The CD has playback problems, I cant change the tracks and the only thing it will allow me to do is listen to it from the 1st song and if I donâ€™t like that track IM stuck cause thatâ€™s it. So for all you vehicle music loves, be cautious. I looked the CD cartridge over and, noticed that the sellers obviously knows that they have faults, its marked in finely written letters that playback problems may be experienced, and if you experience playback problems return the disc for a full refund. Now I would normally say ok and, return the CD. However, IM in Grand Cayman which is in the Caribbean and the money I spent to get the darn thing here cost me more than the CD, and to send it back for even half would be another costly expenditure. Therefore, IM left with a faulty CD. Hear the word â€œCautionâ€� oh yeah I had to give it a rating but one is too much.
Most recent customer reviews
I loved the movie and had to have the soundtrack. Unfortunatly, when I got it home, I could not get it to play in my stereo's CD player! Won't work on my computer either! Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003
I purchased this cd as a gift for a friend before I knew she unly listens to cd's in her computer. After we recieved it and found out that it did not play I simply downloaded... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003
If you see the movie it talks about how Hip Hop has lost it's way from how it started out and this album takes you back to that old school sound. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2003 by Susana Sandoval
Honestly, I should have just bought Erykah Badu's 'Love of my Life' as a single. And what a wonderful 'single' it is. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2003 by catboyzee
I think I had overly high expectations of this soundtrack. A friend with similar music tastes told me it was it "off da hook" so I expected it to be real tight. Read morePublished on July 30 2003 by John H Euell
the music is good, but it makes the movie great. Don't try to copy or daownload it though cause it won't work. It's a good mix of soul and hip hop.Published on July 29 2003
For those of you who enjoy both Hip-Hop and R&B, you will enjoy this soundtrack. It has smooth melodic songs from R&B queens such as Angie Stone, Jill Scott and Mary J. Read morePublished on May 14 2003
The first song that came to mind when I thought of songs that would be on the Brown Sugar soundtrack was the song Brown Sugar by D'Angelo. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2003