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The Show: the Soundtrack Soundtrack, Explicit Lyrics
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Top Customer Reviews
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...Read more ›
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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Most recent customer reviews
Great cd..great condition..and i got 2 copies in 1 case. Thank you!!Published 5 months ago by Jeffrey C.
EJ Rupert has a right to his own opinion, blackdragon. Get off of Bone's d**k. Oh yeah, the soundtrack was phat.Published on March 4 2004
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...Published on Jan. 11 2003 by Anthony Hanes
This CD wuzz hot 2 death when it 1st came out. I bought it 3 times cuzz it kept getting stolen. Lots of good joints, I highly reccommend it 2 any tru hip hop fanPublished on Feb. 15 2000 by KC