Above the Rim (soundtrack)

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Above the Rim: The Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released
  • March 22, 1994 (1994-03-22)
Recorded 1993–94
Genre Gangsta rap, G-funk, West Coast hip hop
Length 77:47
Label Death Row/Interscope Records
Producer Suge Knight (exec.), Kenny Ortíz (exec.), 2nd II None, Suamana Swoop Brown, Dat Nigga Daz, Dalvin DeGrate, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, Warren G, Johnny Jay, Tracy Kendrick, Benny Medina, Allen "ALLSTAR" Gordon, Brian Alexander Morgan, Nikke Nikole, O.F.T.B., Darryl Pearson, Chris Puran, Sharon Riley, Carl "Butch" Small, Al B. Sure!, DeVante Swing
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A+[2]

Above the Rim: The Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1994 film of the same name. The soundtrack, released by Death Row and Interscope Records on March 22, 1994, was executive produced by Suge Knight. Dr. Dre acted as supervising producer on the project.

Six Tapes were released for the soundtrack's promotion. The album is notable in that it was able to garner critical praise and obtain commercial success, a feat not easily accomplished for soundtracks in general, and hip hop-based soundtracks in particular. The album shipped over two million copies and won the Soundtrack of the Year award at the 1995 Source Awards. The cassette version of the soundtrack contained three bonus tracks that could not fit on the CD due to time constraints: "Pain" by 2Pac (with Stretch), "Mi Moni Rite" by Lord G, and "Loyal to the Game" by 2Pac, Treach from Naughty By Nature, and Riddler. Under Death Row, Above the Rim soundtrack was the third album under the label to reach number-one on the R&B Albums chart where it stayed for ten nonconsecutive weeks (Heavy D & the Boyz' Nuttin' But Love interrupted that streak for one week), while it went to second place on the Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Producer(s) Performer(s) Samples
1 "Anything" 4:59 Brian Morgan Allen "ALLSTAR" Gordon SWV
2 "Old Time's Sake" 4:20 Nikke Nikole Sweet Sable
3 "Part Time Lover" 4:08 DeVante Swing H-Town "Summer Madness" by Kool & the Gang
4 "Big Pimpin'" 3:58 Dat Nigga Daz Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg
5 "Didn't Mean to Turn You On" 4:38 2nd II None, DJ Quik 2nd II None "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops)" by The Gap Band
6 "Doggie Style" 4:33 Suamana Brown D.J. Rogers
7 "Regulate" 4:11 Warren G Warren G feat. Nate Dogg
8 "Pour Out a Little Liquor" 3:30 Johnny J 2Pac & Thug Life
9 "Gonna Give It to Ya" 4:53 Paisley Jewell feat. Aaron Hall
10 "Afro Puffs" 4:50 Dr. Dre, Dat Nigga Daz The Lady of Rage & Snoop Doggy Dogg "Love That Will Not Die" by Johnny "Guitar" Watson
11 "Jus So Ya No" 4:06 Tony Green Lil' Nation "Tonight's the Night" by Raydio
12 "Hoochies Need Love Too" 4:41 S "Bright Eyes" Riley, Suamana Brown Paradise "Groove with You" by The Isley Brothers
13 "I'm Still in Love With You" 3:47 Al B. Sure! Al B. Sure! "I'm Still in Love With You" by Al Green and Willie Mitchell
14 "Crack 'Em" 4:25 DJ Quik, O.F.T.B., T.K.O. O.F.T.B. "Playing Your Game Baby" by Barry White
15 "U Bring da Dog Out" 4:01 Sean "Barney" Thomas Rhythm & Knowledge "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club
16 "Blowed Away" 4:06 DeVante Swing B-Rezell "I' Been Watching You" by Southside Movement
17 "It's Not Deep Enough" 4:28 Mr. Dalvin Jewell "Wind Parade" by Donald Byrd
18 "Dogg Pound 4 Life" 4:59 Dat Nigga Daz Tha Dogg Pound Gangstas

Leftout tracks released as B-side for various album singles[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1994)[5] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 #2
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #1

Singles[edit]

Song Chart (1994)[6][7][8][9] Peak
position
"Afro Puffs" U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 5
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 31
U.S. Hot Rap Singles 5
U.S. The Billboard Hot 100 57
"Anything" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 4
U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 4
The Billboard Hot 100 18
"Part Time Lover" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 17
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 9
The Billboard Hot 100 57
"Regulate" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 7
Hot Rap Singles 1
Rhythmic Top 40 3
U.S. Top 40 Mainstream 32
The Billboard Hot 100 2

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Above the Rim (soundtrack) at AllMusic
  2. ^ James Bernard (April 15, 1994). "Entertainment Weekly". Ew.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  3. ^ "G4 – Feature – Words From The Lord: Lord G Speaks On Militia All-Stars, Death Row & Going Solo". G4tv.com. June 12, 2006. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  4. ^ Star Trek V: The Final Frontier SciFiScripts.com,
  5. ^ "Above the Rim: The Soundtrack: Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Afro Puffs: Billboard Singles at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  7. ^ "It's About Time: Billboard Singles at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Above the Rim: The Soundtrack: Billboard Singles at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Regulate...G Funk Era: Billboard Singles at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Above the Rim: Credits at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 

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