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The Show: the Soundtrack Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (Aug. 9 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000024KK
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,711 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hip Hop Is... - Kid Creole, Kid Capri, Ecstasy
2. Live!!! - Onyx
3. Move On... - Slick Rick
4. My Block - 2 Pac
5. What's Up Star? - Suga
6. Headbanger Boogie - Method Man
7. How High - Redman/Method Man
8. It's Entertainment... - Dr. Dre
9. Everyday Thang - Bone Thugs N Harmony
10. Everyday It Rains - Mary J. Blige
11. It's All I Had - The Notorious B.I.G.
12. Ol' Skool - Isaac 2 Isaac
13. Domino's In The House - Domino
14. Summertime In The LBC - The Dove Shack
15. The West Coast - Treach
16. Sowhatusayin - South Central Cartel Productions
17. Zoom Zooms And Wam Wam - Jayo Felony
18. Droppin Bombz - Tray D/So. Sentrelle
19. Save Yourself - Snoop Doggy Dogg
20. Still Can't Fade It - Warren G Productions
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By A Customer on March 4 2004
Format: Audio CD
EJ Rupert has a right to his own opinion, blackdragon. Get off of Bone's d**k. Oh yeah, the soundtrack was phat.
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everyday thang is VINTAGE bone.so ej really need to evaluate what he/she think bone sounds like.that aside from a few other trax this is the only song worth listening too.i do agree with rupert that this soundtrack is kinda off. because it doesn't represent the time period that well.its missing artists like,
naughty by nature das efect
digable planets
de la soul
outkast
das efect
wu-tang
ice cube
why biggie has 2 songs?
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I really don't think that this album is a good representation of how hip-hop was in 1995. Sure, most of the artists on here were hot, but they showed their skills on their own albums, not on here.
First, the good news: 2Pac's "My Block" has a tight beat by Easy Mo Bee (who produced his "Temptations") and tight lyrics, making it a nice song to ride to. Onyx's "Live!!!" got me hyped for a minute, and who can forget "How High" with Method Man and Redman? That song still sounds good today.
But most of the time I found myself pressing "fast-forward" rather than "rewind". "Poppa Luv It" finds LL Cool J basing a song off of his verse from "Flava in Ya Ear Remix", yet again. Bone thugs-n-harmony's "Everyday Thang" is far from their best song, and I mean "FAR". I'm always down for hearing Biggie, but the live version of "Me and My B" isn't much different from the album version. "Everyday It Rains" from Mary J. Blige is good but it uses the same "Who's Making Love" sample that Bad Boy used twice already for "Flava in Ya Ear (radio version)" and "One More Chance (remix of the remix)". And Suga's "What's Up Star" and Isaac 2 Issac's "Ol' Skool" are pure filler tracks.
As you can see, there are a lot of mediocre tracks, but I rated this album a 3 instead of 2 because the good tracks are really, REALLY good. I would still skip this album because you can't play it straight through without being annoyed.
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First i would like to say that these reviews of The Show are perfect. I dare not to add a word. Hip Hop was defined on this documentary and soundtrack...
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... But in urban music, it was the first year that Suge Knight's Death Row Records had finally met its musical match, in the form of Puffy's Bad Boy Records. 1995 was also the first time that the Source Awards were ever televised, and it was during that ceremony that the East Coast/West Coast feud turned unmistakably real. In the summer of 1995, I was even lucky enough to see the late (great) Notorious B.I.G. live in performance at 106.1 KMEL's "Summer Jam". CA. But more than anything else, in 1995, urban music just seemed to keep getting better, and better (Nas, Keith Murray, Brandy, Soul 4 Real, Faith, LL Cool J, O.D.B, Groove Theory, I could go on...)
1995 was the year that Russell Simmons' rapumentary, "The Show" hit theatres. Featuring performances, interviews, and insights on the state of Hip-Hop from its roots to the present day, it was an exciting and refreshing take on an artform that was quickly replacing rock'n'roll as the new sound of the "youth". This accompanying soundtrack reflects the amazingly vibrant spirit that lived within Hip-Hop during this explosive time period. Although everyone will have their favorites (and there is something for everyone), I'll only highlight the tracks that I found to be a cut above the rest:
Easy Mo Bee, a producer best known for his work on the Notorious B.I.G.'s classic 'Ready To Die' album, provided the sonic backdrop for the late (great) 2Pac's contribution to this album, "My Block". The beat and lyrics of "My Block" are tight, and totally capture the spirit of the artistic integrity that urban music (in general) was evoking around that time. This was the era when folks were talking about "keepin' it real". Makes you wanna smile, doesn't it? Especially if you can remember those days...
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